Central Yukon Planning Area

Central Yukon Planning Area MapThe Central Yukon Planning Area is approximately 56 million acres, of which approximately 13.1 million acres are BLM-managed public lands. Other federal lands in the planning area include portions of the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, the Koyukuk, Innoko Northern Unit, Nowitna, and Kanuti National Wildlife Refuges, and the U.S. Army Tanana Flats and Donnelly training areas. The decisions in the RMP will only apply to BLM-managed lands. Lands of note within the planning area include the Dalton Highway Utility Corridor, Central Arctic Management Area Wilderness Study Area, a segment of the Iditarod National Historic Trail, and numerous areas of critical environmental concern. 

The planning area overlaps portions of the Northwest Arctic Borough, the North Slope Borough, the Denali Borough, and the Fairbanks North Star Borough. However, the majority of the planning area does not fall within any borough boundary. The planning area boundary includes 24 remote villages, 15 of which have tribal entities, and three ANCSA Regional Corporation boundaries (Doyon Limited, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, and NANA, Inc.). 

When completed and approved, the RMP will replace two existing BLM land use plans: the Utility Corridor RMP (1991) and the Central Yukon RMP (1986). It will also provide a RMP for a portion of the lands currently covered by the Southwest Management Framework Plan (1986) and unplanned lands near Fairbanks.

Central Yukon RMP Home Page


 Implementation of Final RMP/EIS

  Record of Decision

 Notification of Proposed RMP/Final EIS

  Publication of Proposed RMP/Final EIS

 Public Comment Period on DRAFT RMP/EIS

     Notice of Availability of Draft RMP/EIS

Public Scoping

  Notice of Intent

The Central Yukon RMP is currently in the alternative development phase.

How to participate

To get added to the mailing list and stay informed of the planning effort:

  • Fax: 907- 474–2282
  • Mail: Attn: Central Yukon Field Office, 1150 University Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99709

For questions call Chel Ethun

When providing comments, before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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 from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

The Central Yukon (CY) Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement will be developed using the BLM's ePlanning system. Central Yukon information on the planning process, as well as CY RMP documents, reports, and maps are hosted by the CY RMP ePlanning site.