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Henneberry House near Dillon, Montana

Montana-Dakotas Plans in Development

Resource management planning provides the basis for evaluating and communicating public land uses. Using the principles of multiple use and sustained yield, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeks to maximize resource values for present and future generations. The BLM's land use plans, called RMPs take about three years to complete. Opportunities for public involvement are continuous during development and implementation of the RMP. Decisions in a RMP are designed to guide and control future land or resource management actions over a ten to twenty year period.

RMPs are kept current by continuous maintenance to correct errors and update supporting data, by amending decisions when needed, and through periodic updates that incorporate maintenance changes and amendments. When needed, implementation plans are prepared. From time to time, RMPs may be revised (replaced with a new RMP).

Plans and NEPA Documents in Development


Read about featured plans and NEPA documents currently being developed, revised or amended, and get involved in the planning process.

Plans in Effect


The following plans are currently in effect throughout Montana and the Dakotas

For more information on the following plans, please contact the Public Room at 406-896-5004. 

  • Billings RMP
  • Pompeys Pillar RMP
  • HiLine RMP
  • South Dakota RMP
  • North Dakota RMP
  • Dillon RMP
  • Headwaters Resource Area RMP
  • Garnet Resource Area RMP
  • Judith Valley Phillips RMP
  • Butte RMP
  • Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument RMP

Frequently Requested NEPA Documents