U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Buffalo Field Office|
High Plains District
You are Invited … to attend the upcoming public scoping meetings for the Buffalo RMP and EIS, hosted by the Buffalo Field Office. Public involvement is an essential and required part of the RMP revision process. As part of the RMP revision, the BLM is hosting five public scoping meetings to collect information on the public’s desired outcomes for the Buffalo planning area. You are encouraged to attend and provide your input.
What is a Resource Management Plan?
This planning process will fulfill the needs and obligations set forth by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), FLPMA, and BLM management policies. The BLM will work collaboratively with interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns.
The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the RMPs to ensure consideration of the variety of resource issues and concerns identified. Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines will be involved in the planning process: rangeland management, minerals and geology, renewable energy, forestry, outdoor recreation, archaeology, paleontology, wildlife and fisheries, lands and realty, hydrology, soils, sociology, special management areas, hazardous materials, and economics.
What is Scoping?
You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM by mail or by e-mail. To be most helpful, submit formal scoping comments during the scoping period. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, are available for public inspection in their entirety. The comments and list of attendees for each scoping meeting will be available to the public for 30 days after the scoping period to clarify the views expressed.
How Do I Comment?
For further information and/or to have your name added to the project mailing list, contact Tom Bills, RMP Project Manager, at 307-684-1133 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.