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The process for amending an RMP/LRMP begins with identifying planning issues. Planning issues express concerns, opportunities, conflicts, and problems associated with public land management. Issues also reflect new data, new or revised policies, and changes in resource uses affecting the planning area. Preliminary issues for the planning area have been identified by BLM and USFS personnel; federal, state, and local agencies; the public; and other stakeholders. These issues include the following:        

  • Consistency of existing land use plan decisions with new Wyoming Greater Sage-Grouse policy
  • Consistency of Greater Sage-Grouse policy with other land use plan resource decisions and the need to revise the RMPs/LRMPs to address inconsistencies
  • Consistency with BLM’s National Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Strategy
  • Determining the amendment process that revises land use plan decisions to best protect sage-grouse habitat and incorporate the new Wyoming Greater Sage-Grouse policy, while minimizing changes to other resource management decisions
  • Utilizing the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) Conservation Assessment of Greater Sage-Grouse and Sagebrush Habitats and any other appropriate resources to identify Greater Sage-Grouse habitat requirements and best management practices.