BLM to host additional Newcastle land use plan meeting in Lusk
Newcastle, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management will host an additional open house public meeting on November 2 to solicit early public involvement for the upcoming Newcastle Resource Management Plan revision.
The meeting will take place from 4-7 p.m. at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds located at 4080 U.S. Highway 20 in Lusk, Wyoming. A brief presentation will be provided at 5 p.m.
The comment period has been extended to November 28, 2022. The public is invited to help identify issues or concerns that should be addressed during the planning process and comments will be used to help set parameters and scope for the project.
Written comments may be submitted at the meeting or by mail at ATTN: NFO RMP Project Manager, BLM Newcastle Field Office, 1101 Washington Blvd., Newcastle, WY 82701 or via the ePlanning project page at: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2013064/510.
The 1999 Newcastle Resource Management Plan guides the management of approximately 292,000 surface acres and 1.6 million acres of mineral estate in Wyoming. A Notice of Intent to initiate the formal planning process is anticipated for summer 2023 and will include a formal public scoping period.
For questions, please contact project manager Kathleen Lacko at email@example.com.
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.