BLM seeks comment on utilities and parking lot improvements at the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area

Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is releasing a Draft Environmental Assessment for Multipurpose Pavilion Parking Lot and Electrical and Water Utilities at Lower Potomac Field Station, Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area for a 45-day public comment period. The Draft Environmental Assessment discusses the impacts of paving the parking lot, adding electrical and water utility services, and relocating the pollinator garden at the Mustang Loop within the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area, Lower Potomac Field Station, near Lorton, Virginia.  

The BLM developed this proposal using internal interdisciplinary scoping, existing data, online resources, and comments and feedback generated during the analysis for the multiuse pavilion in 2021. The BLM is now seeking public comment on the proposal through a 45-day comment period. While all feedback is appreciated, the BLM will respond to substantive, timely comments from the public, ideally which question or present new information or provide reasonable alternatives. The Draft Environmental Assessment and comment link are available at:  

A virtual information meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at 7 pm EST via Zoom.  To register in advance, please visit:  Individuals that need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation and other reasonable accommodations, should contact Martha Malik, Northeastern States District, Public Affairs Specialist,, 414-297-1236 

All comments must be received by April 7, 2023, and submitted through the ePlanning website. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware 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 your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact: Donna Charleston, Planning and Environmental Specialist,, 414-297-4404 

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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