BLM will institute environmental and planning studies, if funding is available, for implementation of a best-practices leasing and development program.
On May 29, 2002, the first official meeting was held. The Regional Management
Team (RMT) reported on their recommendations at the following regularly
scheduled meeting. Studies are ongoing. The Charter, new Releases, summary
of meetings and decisions can be found at: http://aurora.ak.blm.gov/npra/default.html.