U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Cody & Worland Field Offices|
Wind River/Bighorn Basin District
In 2008, the BLM published a "Notice of Intent" to revise the resource management plans for both the BLM Cody and BLM Worland field offices. As part of this combined effort, a proposed RMP and single environmental impact statement (EIS) were prepared. Both the RMP and EIS were developed concurrently with a full range of public participation. The Cody Resource Management Plan and the Worland Resource Management Plan were approved and the records of decision signed on September 21, 2015.
As part of the planning process, the BLM invited tribal, state, and local governments, as well as other federal agencies to serve as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the RMP. After signing a memorandum of understanding with the BLM, cooperators played a key role in developing the RMP and associated EIS. A complete list of cooperating agencies on the Bighorn Basin RMP is available on the Cooperating Agencies page.
When people, communities, and governments collaborate to identify common ground, share information, and listen to each other the planning process is more effective. Community specific input and comments were solicited throughout the RMP process and they helped shape the environmental analysis and inform the decision makers.