FAIRBANKS - To better prepare for developing the Central Yukon Resource Management Plan (RMP), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host a series of public meetings from mid-January through mid-March 2017 to gather vital public input from the many users of public lands. This plan will guide management of 13.1 million acres of public lands in central and northern Alaska for the next 15 to 20 years.
Anchorage — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today generated $18.8 million at an oil and gas lease sale from the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A). The State of Alaska will receive 50 percent of the bid receipts, or $9.4 million. A total of 92 bids were submitted, the most since the BLM started offering annual lease sales in the NPR-A in 2011.
The BLM announced a new Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Eastern Interior Planning Area in east-central Alaska that increases recreational access for the public while at the same time ensuring continued access for mining and development. This plan and its balanced approach resulted from vast stakeholder input.
Managing 72 million acres of federal lands in Alaska is not easy, especially when the land’s many uses need to be balanced. From mineral deposits to natural grocery store, Alaska has a lot to offer. USGS and BLM help customers see it.