High Plains District In June, 2003, BLM published a "Notice of Intent" to revise the Platte River Resource Management Plan (RMP) and rename it as the Casper RMP. The approved Casper RMP and Record of Decision (ROD) was signed in December, 2007.
The Casper RMP provides future direction for managing 1.4 million acres of BLM-administered surface land and 4.7 million acres of BLM-administered mineral estate in Converse, Goshen, Natrona and Platte counties in Wyoming.
The RMP establishes goals and objectives for resource management; identifies lands that are open or available for certain uses, including any restrictions, and lands that are closed to certain uses; provide scomprehensive management direction for all resources and uses; and makes broad scale decisions guiding future site-specific implementation decisions.
As part of the planning process, a supporting environmental impact statement (EIS) was prepared. Both the RMP and EIS were developed concurrently with a full range of public participation.