BLM invites public to virtual meeting on draft plan to conserve, restore Great Basin sagebrush communities
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) would like to remind members of the public that they still have 15 days left to participate in a virtual public meeting and submit comments on the Draft Fuels Reduction and Rangeland Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Great Basin. So far, more than 450 people have visited the meeting website and the BLM hopes that more people will visit before the end of the comment period on June 2, 2020. Please visit the virtual public meeting website and sign in on the Welcome page at https://www.virtualpublicmeeting.com/frrr-peis.
This programmatic analysis is intended to help the BLM more efficiently restore sagebrush communities in the Great Basin that have been degraded by cheatgrass and wildfire. Sagebrush communities are home to more than 350 species of wildlife and are treasured by hikers, hunters, ranchers and environmental groups. The Draft Fuels Reduction and Rangeland Restoration programmatic environmental impact statement proposes ways to increase the BLM's capacity to restore and better protect them from wildfires.
The BLM welcomes public input on its ideas. Members of the public may review the PEIS on the Project website ( https://go.usa.gov/xdfgV) and submit questions (BLM_PEIS_Questions@blm.gov) and Comments (BLM_PEIS_Comments@blm.org) to help improve the Bureau’s ability to restore sagebrush communities.
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.