Public input deadline extended for Revised Draft Resource Management Plan
LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management has extended the deadline for public input on the Revised Draft Southern Nevada District Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement.
The deadline has been extended to March 23, 2018. The deadline was extended because of comments received from the public, and a desire by the BLM to collect more public input. The original deadline was February 2.
In 2008, the BLM initiated a revision to the 1998 Las Vegas Resource Management Plan (RMP). A Draft RMP/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was released for public review in October 2014. Following the public comment period, work began on development of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. While working on the Proposed RMP/Final EIS, new information gathered in response to public comments and concerns from cooperating agencies, as well as rapidly changing issues, contributed to a pause in development and initiated a BLM internal review in July 2016. As a result of the BLM internal review, the BLM determined that Revised Draft RMP/EIS should be developed and an opportunity for public input was needed to gather additional information on the areas of renewable energy, Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, lands with wilderness characteristics, land tenure adjustments (land disposals), and socio-economics.
The public may submit input through one of the methods listed below:
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Fax: (702) 515-5023
- Mail: BLM Southern Nevada District Office, Southern Nevada District RMP Revision, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Updated information on the Revised Draft RMP will be available at https://go.usa.gov/xnBqm.
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.