BLM announces protest period on proposed Ring of Fire Resource Management Plan amendment for Campbell Tract
Analysis considers allowing e-Bikes on trails
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is announcing the availability of a final environmental assessment and unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for a proposed amendment to the Ring of Fire Resource Management Plan (RMP) affecting Campbell Tract, a 730-acre Special Recreation Management Area in Anchorage. The proposed amendment would allow for class 1 electric bikes (e-bikes) on trails in Campbell Tract. The final environmental assessment is now out for a 30-day protest period that runs through December 14.
The BLM developed this proposed amendment and environmental assessment with public input received through a listening session, a 30-day public scoping period, and a 30-day public comment period on the preliminary environmental assessment. Through these engagements, the BLM received 184 comments that helped inform the process.
During the protest period, anyone who has participated in this process and has an interest that is or may be adversely affected by the planning decisions may protest approval of these decisions. BLM’s webpage provides detailed instructions for how to file a written protest to the BLM Director, which can be done in hard copy to the one of the below addresses or electronically on the BLM's ePlanning website by clicking the green ‘File Protest’ button by the Final EA document.
Regular Mail: Overnight Delivery:
Director (210) Director (210)
Attn: Protest Coordinator Attn: Protest Coordinator
P.O. Box 261117 Denver Federal Center, Building 40 (Door W-4)
Lakewood, CO 80026 Lakewood, CO 80215
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your protest, be advised that your entire protest—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your protest to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
The BLM Director, who shall make the final decision for the Department of the Interior on each protest, will make every attempt to promptly render a decision on each protest. That decision will be in writing and sent to the protesting party by certified mail, return receipt requested. Responses to protest issues will be compiled and formalized in a Director's Protest Resolution Report and made available following issuance of the decision. Following resolution of any protests and the completion of the consistency review by the Governor of Alaska, the Approved RMP and Decision Record will be made available electronically on the BLM's ePlanning Website: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2022130/570.
Maps and other planning documents associated with the project can be found on the NEPA Register Documents Page.
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.