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Sukakpak Mountain and its reflection in a clear blue lake on summer day along the Dalton Highway cooridor

Central Yukon RMP/EIS

The Central Yukon Planning Area is approximately 56 million acres, of which approximately 13.1 million acres are BLM-managed public lands. Other federal lands in the planning area include portions of the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, the Koyukuk, Innoko Northern Unit, Nowitna, and Kanuti National Wildlife Refuges, and the U.S. Army Tanana Flats and Donnelly training areas. The decisions in the RMP will only apply to BLM-managed lands. Lands of note within the planning area include the Dalton Highway Utility Corridor, Central Arctic Management Area Wilderness Study Area, a segment of the Iditarod National Historic Trail, and numerous areas of critical environmental concern. 

The planning area overlaps portions of the Northwest Arctic Borough, the North Slope Borough, the Denali Borough, and the Fairbanks North Star Borough. However, the majority of the planning area does not fall within any borough boundary. The planning area boundary includes 24 remote villages, 15 of which have tribal entities, and three ANCSA Regional Corporation boundaries (Doyon Limited, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, and NANA, Inc.). 

When completed and approved, the RMP will replace two existing BLM land use plans: the Utility Corridor RMP (1991) and the Central Yukon RMP (1986). It will also provide a RMP for a portion of the lands currently covered by the Southwest Management Framework Plan (1986) and unplanned lands near Fairbanks.

 

Review documents and learn more on the BLM's NEPA Register.

1. Planning Assessment Phase

Completed

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2. Notice of Intent

Completed

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3. Scoping Phase

Completed

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4. Preliminary Alternatives

Completed

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5. Draft RMP: Notice of Availability

In Progress.

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6. Proposed RMP: Notice of Availability

Not Initiated

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7. Record of Decisions: Notice of Availability

Not Initiated

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PROJECT CONTACT:

Chel Ethun
907-474-2253    
CentralYukon@blm.gov