BLM prepares Resource Management Plan, Environmental Impact Statement for Rock Springs area


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ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan Revision and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Rock Springs Field Office (RSFO) planning area. This announcement initiates a 90-day comment period, allowing stakeholders and the public to provide input on the draft document. The RMP documents are available for public review on our ePlanning site at The comment period will open Aug. 18, 2023.

The purpose of the land use plan is to establish guidance, objectives, policies, and management actions for public lands administered by the RSFO. The plan is comprehensive and will resolve and address issues within the RSFO jurisdictional boundaries which are identified through agency, interagency and public scoping efforts. The BLM strives for a balance of opportunities to use and develop BLM-administered resources within the planning area, while promoting environmental conservation.

BLM Wyoming will host multiple public meetings and/or virtual meetings on the Rock Springs Draft RMP and EIS during the public comment period in the following Wyoming cities: Rock Springs, Lyman and Big Piney. The specific dates, times and locations of these public meetings will be announced through public notices, press releases, official social media announcements and mailings.

The Rock Springs RMP planning area includes approximately 3.6 million acres of BLM-administered surface land and 3.7 million acres of BLM-administered mineral estate in portions of Lincoln, Sweetwater, Uinta, Sublette, and Fremont counties in Southwestern Wyoming. The Rock Springs Field Office administers various programs, including mineral exploration and development, renewable energy, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, wild horses, livestock grazing and historic trails.

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.