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Rawlins Field Office

Rawlins RMP

High Desert District

Resource Management Plan
Approved RMP/Record of Decision
Proposed RMP/Final EIS
Draft RMP/Draft EIS
Amendments
Visual Resource Management
10/25/13 
Water
Wild Horse and Burro Management - 09/12/13
Supporting Documents

Monitoring Without Borders Report for 2005-2013 - 2.56mb 

Visual Resource Inventory
ACEC Report
Oil & Gas RFD Scenario
Mineral Occurrence & Development Potential Report
Wild & Scenic River Report
Management Situation Analysis
Scoping & Other Documents
Maintenance Actions 

In February 2002, BLM published a "Notice of Intent" to revise the Great Divide Resource Management Plan (RMP) and rename it as the Rawlins RMP. The Approved Rawlins RMP and Record of Decision (ROD) was signed in December 2008.

The RMP provides direction for the management of 3.5 million acres of BLM-administered public land and 4.5 million acres of BLM-administered federal mineral estate in Albany, Carbon, Laramie, and Sweetwater counties in southwestern Wyoming.

The RMP establishes guidance, objectives, policies and management actions for public lands administered by the Rawlins Field Office. The plan is comprehensive and resolves or addresses a wide variety of issues, including but not limited to:

  • Development of Energy Resources and Minerals Related Issues
  • Special Management Designations
  • Resource Accessibility
  • Wildland/Urban Interface
  • Special Status Species Management
  • Air and Water Quality
  • Vegetation Management
  • Recreation, Cultural Resources, and Paleontological Resources Management
  • 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.