BLM seeks comment on Resource Management Plan amendment

Analysis considers making additional land available for potential exchange near Valdez

GLENNALLEN, Alaska – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA) and amendment to the East Alaska Resource Management Plan (RMP).    

An amendment to the 2007 East Alaska RMP is needed to bring the plan into conformance with Section 1113 of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act.  The Act requires BLM to identify “accessible and economically viable Federal land” within the Chugach Region that can be made available for a potential land exchange.   

The (EA) and draft Finding of No Significant Impact analyzes the potential environmental impacts of making lands near Thompson Pass in the vicinity of Valdez, Alaska, available for exchange. The public is encouraged to review the EA and draft FONSI on the BLM NEPA Register at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2003781/510 and provide comments or concerns.  Comments will be accepted through July 2, 2021.  

In addition, a virtual public meeting will be held to provide information, answer questions, and take public comments.  There will be two meetings on June 17, 2021 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Register by visiting the BLM’s National NEPA register project page or at these links: 

Written comments may be submitted on the project page or by mail to: 

Bureau of Land Management 
ATTN: East Alaska RMP Amendment/EA 
222 W. 7th Ave., Stop 13 
Anchorage, Alaska 99513 

 

Maps and other planning documents associated with the project are available on the BLM’s National NEPA Register and can be reviewed at the BLM offices below. Please phone ahead to make an appointment.   

Glennallen Field Office
Mile Post 186.5 Glenn Highway
Glennallen, Alaska 99588
(907) 822-3217   

BLM Alaska Public Information Center
James M. Fitzgerald Federal Building
222 West 7th Avenue    
Anchorage, AK 99513
(907) 271-5960   

 

The BLM welcomes and values diverse views about the public lands it manages on behalf of the American people.  

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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Glennallen Field Office

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