Public Meetings Offered for Rock Springs Draft Resource Management Plan
Rock Springs, WY – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) encourages the public to participate in public meetings discussing the Rock Springs Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Resource Management Plan (DEIS/RMP). The three meetings will offer opportunities to learn more about the plan and EIS process, ask specialists questions, and submit comments. The 90-day public comment period began on August 18.
The DEIS/RMP analyzes resource management issues for BLM-administered lands in Sweetwater, Fremont, Lincoln, Uinta, and Carbon counties. This plan will update management decisions about Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, oil and gas development, lands and realty, and renewable energy. The BLM strives to balance opportunities to use and develop BLM-administered resources with environmental conservation.
The public meetings will take place in the following locations:
- Tuesday, September 19, 3-6 PM
- Lyman Branch Library
- 129 South Franklin St
- Lyman, WY 82937
- Tuesday, September 26, 3-6 PM
- Big Piney/ Marbleton Town Hall
- 10700 HWY 189
- Big Piney, WY 83113
- Wednesday, September 27, 3-6 PM
- BLM Rock Springs Field Office
- 280 Highway 191 North
- Rock Springs, WY 82901
For more information on the planning process, please contact Kimberlee Foster, Field Manager, Rock Springs Field Office at 307-352-0201.
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.