High Desert District In February, 2002, BLM published a "Notice of Intent" to revise the Pinedale Resource Management Plan (RMP). The approved Pinedale RMP and Record of Decision (ROD) was signed in November, 2008.
The RMP provides direction for managing over 900,000 acres of federal surface estate lands and over 1.1 million acres of federal mineral estate lands in Sublette, Lincoln and Fremont counties, Wyoming.
The purpose of the plan is to establish guidance, objectives, policies and management actions for public lands administered by the Pinedale Field Office. The plan is comprehensive in nature and resolves or addresses a wide variety of issues, including but not limited to:
- Development of Energy Resources & Minerals Related Issues
- Land Tenure Adjustment
- Vegetation Management
- Recreation, Cultural Resource, & Paleontological Resource Management
- Livestock Grazing
- Wildlife Habitat and Fisheries Management
- Wildland/Urban Interface
- Special Status Species Management
- Air & Water Quality
- Special Management Designations
- Other issues
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.