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The Dominguez-Escalante NCA Resource Management Plan

The BLM released the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (D-E NCA) Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a 30-day protest period on June 30, 2016.
Go to the D-E NCA page on the BLM National Land Use Planning Register ePlanning website to read or download the Proposed RMP.
The Proposed RMP can also be obtained on compact disk (CD) from the BLM's Grand Junction and Uncompahgre Field Offices:
  • BLM Grand Junction Field Office: 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Phone: 970-244-3000.
  • BLM Uncompahgre Field Office: 2465 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose, CO 81401. Phone: 970-249-1010.
    Paper reference copies of the Proposed RMP are available at libraries in Mesa, Delta, and Montrose Counties:
  • Mesa County Central Library: 443 N. 6th Street, Grand Junction, CO
  • Orchard Mesa branch: 230 Lynwood Street, Grand Junction, CO
  • Delta County Library: 211 West 6th Street, Delta, CO

    The protest period ended on July 31, 2016.
    For more information about the protest and appeal process, go to the Protest and Appeal page on this website or download the fact sheet here.
    The BLM released the draft RMP and EIS for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area for public review on May 17, 2013.  This initiated a public comment period, which ended on September 23, 2013. The draft RMP can also be viewed or downloaded from the ePlanning website.

     The  next public meeting on the RMP will take place on August 31, 2016.  For more information, go to the Advisory Council page.

    The next step in the RMP planning process is preparation of the Record of Decision. See the RMP background page for an overview of the planning process.


    Once the RMP has been finalized, it will guide the BLM's management of all facets of the D-E NCA for the next several decades. This includes land use decisions regarding biological resources, cultural resources, wilderness, recreation, travel management, livestock grazing, and special designations such as wild and scenic rivers.

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    Did you miss the open houses? All the presentations and maps featured at the open houses are online! Click here to visit the open house Web page


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        Questions? Click on the links below to download fact sheets on the key issues in the Proposed RMP:


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    For further information, contact the Bureau of Land Management’s Grand Junction Field Office: 

    Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area
    Bureau of Land Management
    2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506
    Phone: (970) 244-3000
    Fax: (970) 244-3083