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Release Date: 02/08/12
Contacts: Mitch Snow, 202-912-7368    

Comment Period for Greater Sage-Grouse Scoping Extended by BLM and Forest Service (02-07-12)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) are seeking public comment on issues that should be addressed in Environmental Impact Statements (EIS’s) and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statements (SEIS’s) that will evaluate and provide greater sage-grouse conservation measures in land use plans in 10 Western states.   To address requests for additional time to provide comment, the two agencies have extended the public scoping period an additional 45 days and will continue to accept scoping comments through March 23, 2012.

Comments may be submitted to the BLM by any of the following methods:
• Eastern Region
o web site:
o email:
o fax: 307-775-6042
o mail: Eastern Region Project Manager, BLM Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone, Cheyenne, WY 82009
• Western Region
o web site:
o email:
o fax: 775-861-6747 
o mail: Western Region Project Manager, BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV  89502

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 02-08-2012