Comment Period Extended for Central Yukon Draft Plan and Analysis
BLM Seeks Public Input on Plan by June 9
Fairbanks, Alaska – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) extended the deadline today for public comments on the proposed Central Yukon Draft Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) from 90 to 180 days, moving the deadline from March 11 to June 9, 2021.
The BLM extended the public comment period in response to several stakeholder requests. The extension was provided to allow additional time for a wide range of interested parties to develop and submit comments. Anyone who has already submitted comments during the original 90-day comment period may submit additional comments during this extended period.
“Public comments are a central component of our environmental review process,” said BLM State Director Chad Padgett. “If you have an interest in Alaska’s public lands, I want to ensure you have ample time to review the resource management plan and share your feedback.”
The BLM encourages the public to provide comments, particularly concerning the adequacy and accuracy of the proposed alternatives, the analysis of its respective management decisions, and any new information that would help develop the final plan. Comments can be submitted:
By email: CentralYukon@blm.gov
By fax: 907-474-2289
By mail: BLM Central Yukon Field Office
Attn: Chel Ethun
222 University Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Before including personal identifying information (address, email, phone number), commenters should be aware that their entire comment – including their personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While those commenting can ask in their comments to have this information withheld from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.
The BLM manages more than 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. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.