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Winnemucca District
Release Date: 06/25/10
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-623-1541 ,
News Release No. 2010-20

Draft BLM Resource Management Plan Available for Review

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft Winnemucca District Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in the Federal Register on June 25, 2010.

Release of the Draft RMP/EIS initiates the 90 day public comment period on the land use management alternatives analyzed in the document. The BLM would appreciate receiving substantive comments on the Draft RMP/EIS by September 25, 2010.

Open houses will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., on July 26, at the Winnemucca Convention Center in Winnemucca, on July 27, at the Lovelock Community Center in Lovelock, on July 28, at the Gerlach Community Center in Gerlach, and on July 29, at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Reno, Nev.

The RMP will replace two outdated Management Framework Plans (MFPs) approved in 1982 and amended in 1999. The new RMP is necessary because the existing MFPs do not satisfactorily address new and emerging resource issues such as landscape health, recreation, access and transportation, visual resource management, lands with wilderness characteristics and sage-grouse habitat. In addition, there have been many changes in laws and regulations.

Once approved, the RMP will guide the management of federally-approved activities on approximately 8.4 million acres of BLM-administered public lands and minerals in all of Humboldt and Pershing Counties, and portions of Washoe, Churchill and Lyon Counties.

The BLM developed the alternatives described in the RMP with input from other federal agencies, tribal, state and local governments, the Resource Advisory Council and the general public.

The Draft RMP/EIS is available on the Winnemucca District’s web page at Public comments may be submitted via regular mail to: Bob Edwards, Winnemucca District Office, 5100 E Winnemucca Blvd., Winnemucca NV 89445-2921 or via e-mail to Email messages should include “Winnemucca RMP, Edwards” in the subject line.

Public comments submitted for this project, including names and addresses of commentors will be available for public review at the Winnemucca District Office during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.

For further information and/or to have your name added to the interested party mailing list, contact Bob Edwards, RMP Project Lead, at (775) 623-1500 or by e-mail to

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.

Winnemucca District   5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd.      Winnemucca, NV 89445  

Last updated: 06-25-2010