Caribou carcass and meat along with pile of gear waiting to be picked up by approaching hunters in a boat on the river

In February 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved development of the Greater Mooses Tooth Unit One project (GMT1), opening the way for the first production of oil and gas from the federally managed National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A). As a requirement of the GMT-1 Record of Decision,  BLM subsequently finalized its Regional Mitigation Strategy (RMS) for the northeastern NPR-A in August 2018.

The goal of the RMS was to “serve as a roadmap for mitigating impacts from oil and gas development projects enabled or assisted by the existence of GMT-1.” The RMS describes current and potential future mitigation actions or opportunities that can be considered when approving an application for development.