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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rock Springs Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/03/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Rock Springs Puts Resource Management Plan on Hold


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office is putting a temporary hold on the Rock Springs Resource Management Plan (RMP) revision process for approximately 10 months.

The temporary hold will allow for the completion of the Wyoming Greater Sage-Grouse Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in mid-December 2014, thereby eliminating the potential need for a supplemental EIS to include the sage-grouse amendment into the no action alternative of the RMP.

The hold will also allow for the analysis conducted as part of the Wyoming Greater Sage-Grouse Land Use Plan Amendment and EIS to be incorporated into the RMP, permit the incoming Rock Springs field manager to lead the development of the preferred alternative and provide time for the BLM Rock Springs staff and cooperators to work on additional travel route designations to include in the RMP.

For more information about the Rock Springs RMP, please visit www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Rock_Springs/rsfoplan.html or contact William West at 307-352-0259.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Rock Springs Field Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 02-05-2014