BLM announces proposed East Alaska Resource Management Plan amendment

Analysis considers making land available for potential exchange near Thompson Pass

GLENNALLEN, Alaska – The Bureau of Land Management is announcing the availability of an environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact for a proposed amendment to the East Alaska Resource Management Plan of 2007. The environmental assessment analyzes the environmental impacts of potentially making lands near Thompson Pass in the vicinity of Valdez, Alaska, available for exchange.  

Under BLM's planning regulations, any person who participated in the planning process for this plan amendment and has an interest that is or may be adversely affected by the planning decision may protest the approval of this planning decision.  

The protest period runs for 30-days and ends on Oct. 28, 2021. The environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact for the proposed resource management plan amendment are posted on the BLM’s National Environmental Policy Act Register at

Instructions for filing a protest with the Director of the BLM regarding the proposed resource management plan amendment may be found online at and  43 CFR 1610.5-2. All protests must be in writing and mailed to the appropriate address or submitted electronically through the BLM NEPA Register.  

Mailed protests must be in writing and sent to one of the following addresses: 

Regular Mail:  

Director (210) 
Attn: Protest Coordinator 
P.O. Box 261117  
Lakewood, CO 80226 

Overnight Delivery:  

Director (210) 
Attn: Protest Coordinator  
2850 Youngfield Street 
Lakewood, CO 80226  

Upon resolution of all land use plan protests, the BLM will issue a decision record. The decision record will be available on the BLM NEPA Register. 

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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Bureau of Land Management


Glennallen Field Office


Melinda Bolton
Marnie Graham