Cedar City Resource Management Plan
The Cedar City Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a new Resource Management Plan (RMP) on public lands they manage in Iron and Beaver counties, Utah.
The new RMP will address issues and concerns identified by the public as well as other government agencies. Preliminary issues identified for consideration in the new RMP include the management of air quality, cultural and paleontological resources, fire, woodland resources, vegetation, hazardous sites, lands and realty, rangeland, minerals, off-highway vehicle use, recreation, riparian resources, socio-economics, vegetation, visual resources, watersheds and water quality, special management areas, wildlife, livestock grazing, and wild horses. As part of the planning process, the BLM will also consider nominations for potential Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) and nominations of river segments for potential inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Using information from the public and BLM resource specialists, a reasonable range of alternatives will be developed and analyzed in a Draft RMP/EIS that will be published and made available for public review in the next two years.
The Federal Register notice formally announcing the BLM’s intention to prepare an EIS for a new RMP process was published on Friday, September 10, 2010.