High Desert District In June 2003, the BLM published a "Notice of Intent" to revise the Kemmerer Resource Management Plan (RMP). The approved Kemmerer RMP and Record of Decision (ROD) was signed on May 24, 2010.
The Kemmerer RMP provides future direction for the management of 1.4 million acres of BLM-administered surface land and 1.6 million acres of BLM–administered mineral estate in Lincoln, Sweetwater and Uinta counties in southwestern Wyoming.
The purpose of the RMP will be to establish goals and objectives for resource management; identify lands that are open or available for certain uses, including any restrictions, and lands that are closed to certain uses; provide comprehensive management direction for all resources and uses; and contain 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.