BLM North Dakota RMP/EIS public comment period starts


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

North Dakota Field Office

Media Contact:

Mark Jacobsen

(DICKINSON, N.D.) – If you have ever wanted to give your input on how the Bureau of Land Management administers North Dakota public land, now is your chance. 

The North Dakota Draft Resource Management Plan and its associated Draft Environmental Impact Statement is available for public comment for a 90-day period ending April 20, 2023.  

This Draft RMP/Draft EIS will address management of approximately 58,500 acres of BLM-administered surface and 4.1 million acres of federal mineral estate in North Dakota for the next 20 to 30 years. Key issues raised during scoping included: mineral and energy resources, wildlife, recreation, water resources, air and climate.    

The drafts and additional documents associated with this project, as well as a venue to submit comments are available on the ePlanning webpage: Search using the NEPA number: DOI-BLM-MT-C030-2020-0085-RMP-EIS. 

Written comments related to the Draft RMP/EIS may also be submitted by mail to: North Dakota Field Office, Attention: North Dakota RMP/EIS, 99 23rd Ave. West, Suite A, Dickinson, ND 58601. 

The BLM will hold public meetings (in-person and/or virtual) to exchange information and collect comments. When these meetings are planned, details will be listed on the ePlanning page and announced by news release. 

For more information on the draft RMP/draft EIS contact Project Leader Kristine Braun at (701)227-7725 or by email: 

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.