The BLM Glennallen Field Office, Glennallen, Alaska, is planning to prepare an Environmental Assessment for a proposed Amendment to the 2007 East Alaska Resource Management Plan (RMP) to analyze the impacts of making additional lands near Thompson Pass available for potential exchanges, in accordance with Section 1113 of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (Dingell Act).
Pursuant to the Dingell Act, the BLM is to identify “accessible and economically viable Federal land” within the Chugach Region that can be offered in exchange for those lands acquired through the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council (EVOSTC) Habitat Acquisition Program. Lands being considered are near Thompson Pass in the vicinity of Valdez, Alaska, and are not identified as available for exchange under the current East Alaska RMP.
The proposed amendment to the RMP would analyze making additional lands near Thompson Pass available for potential exchanges in accordance with the Dingell Act.
Find out where the project is at in the NEPA Process.
Please visit the project page on the NEPA Register. The project page has more resources including a PowerPoint presentation, maps of the property, frequently asked questions, and an option to submit formal comments. Input and comments for the scoping period are due by July 9, 2021.