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The purpose of the Resource Management Plan is to determine the management approach for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument (the Monument). The primary responsibility of the plan is to provide protection for the values for which the Monument was created. It provides management objectives, identifies areas where different types of opportunities and experiences are available, and establishes management standards and guidelines for specific program areas. The plan was completed under the authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and is accompanied by an environmental impact statement that complies with National Environmental Policy Act standards. The plan was also completed in compliance with other applicable laws.

BLM has made every effort to assure meaningful public involvement throughout the planning process. Public involvement has been encouraged and accepted throughout the planning process.

The major documents produced during the planning process are listed below.  These documents can be downloaded by right-clicking on their title and saving the file to your computer or they can be viewed from your browser.

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Analysis of the Management Situation: This report provides a description of the current management situation, the affected resources, and the capability and condition of the resources within the Monument. This report provides the basis for describing the Affected Environment and "No Action" Alternative in the Draft Resource Management Plan (DRMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). In addition, this document provides a basis for determining potential impacts to Monument resources for each alternative analyzed in the DRMP/DEIS.

Reasonable Foreseeable Scenerio (RFD): This document wsa prepared to provide the planning team with a forecast of the oil, natural gas, and carbon dioxide (CO2) development activities that are likely to occur within the monument over the next 20 years.

Scoping Report: This report summarizes the individual comments BLM received during the formal scoping period of the planning process. It also summarizes the issues and management concerns from public scoping meetings, internal scoping meetings and those included in the Monument Preparation Plan.

Draft Resource Management Plan (Draft RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS): This document analyzes alternatives for managing public lands within the Monument. These alternatives are designed to guide future management and resolve land management issues identified during the early stages of the planning process available in September 2007.

Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): This document responds to public comments received on the Draft RMP/Draft EIS for the Monument. The Proposed RMP and Final EIS also corrected errors in the Draft RMP/Draft EIS as identified through the public comment process and internal BLM review. The Proposed RMP and Final EIS and associated analysis can present refined and modified versions of the alternatives and the accompanying impact analysis contained in the Draft RMP/Draft EIS.

Director's Protest Resolution Report: This document records the resolutions of all protests concerning aspects of the Proposed Resource Management Plan.  Issues are organised by topic, and protesting parties are indexed by name, along with the determination of each protest.

Notice of Availability for ROD/Approved Plan available in June 2010.

Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Record of Decision (ROD): This document records the decisions reached by the BLM for managing approximately 171,000 acres of public lands administered by the Monument. Also, objectives and actions are described for fulfilling the management direction and vision developed within the planning process available on June 25, 2010.