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BLM Wyoming Planning and NEPA
The BLM manages all public lands in Wyoming and Nebraska in accordance with approved resource management plans. The dynamic nature of public land resources and uses requires the BLM to maintain, amend and, when necessary, revise our RMPs.
BLM Wyoming initiates and completes hundreds of projects of varying complexity every year. This page highlights ongoing projects with a high level of public interest and provides links to the planning documents that guide those land management decisions. If you don't see the project you're interested in on this page, please visit the BLM’s ePlanning site.
- Plans and NEPA Documents in Development
Read about featured plans we are currently developing or revising and get involved in our planning process.
Resource Management Plans Currently under Development:
- Plans in Effect
Resource management plans inform land managers and the public in allocating resources and determining appropriate multiple-use objectives on public lands. Through the land use planning process, the BLM develops strategies to manage and protect resources as well as systems to monitor and evaluate the status of resources and the effectiveness of management strategies over time.
The following resource management plans currently guide our management of BLM Wyoming's public lands.
High Desert District:
- Green River RMP - the Green River RMP provides management direction for about 3.6 million acres of public land and 3.5 million acres of federal mineral estate administered by the Rock Springs Field Office in Sweetwater, Lincoln, Sublette, Fremont and Uinta counties in southwest Wyoming. We are currently revising this management plan to provide updated management guidance in the planning area.
- Jack Morrow Hills Coordinated Activity Plan - this activity plan addresses conflicts over energy development, recreational uses and other resource uses in its planning area, which encompasses about 622,430 acres of public surface and mineral estate managed by the Rock Springs Field Office in parts of Fremont, Sweetwater and Sublette counties in southwest Wyoming.
- Kemmerer Field Office RMP - located in southwest Wyoming, the Kemmerer planning area covers 1.4 million surface acres of public land and 1.6 million acres of federal mineral estate in Lincoln, Sweetwater and Uinta counties.
- Pinedale Field Office RMP - the Pinedale planning area encompasses more than 900,000 acres of federal surface estate and 1.1 million acres of federal mineral estate in Sublette, Lincoln and Fremont counties in west-central Wyoming.
- Rawlins Field Office RMP - located in southwest Wyoming, the Rawlins planning area covers 3.5 million acres of public land and 4.5 million acres of federal mineral estate in Albany, Carbon, Laramie and Sweetwater counties.
- Snake River RMP - this RMP covers 1,345 acres of public lands and minerals along the Snake River corridor and adjacent areas in Teton County. Of this area, 740 surface acres overlie state or private minerals, and 12,000 acres of federal mineral estate (mostly outside the river corridor) underlie surface land managed by private individuals, local government or the State of Wyoming.
High Plains District:
- Buffalo Field Office RMP - located in north-central Wyoming, the Buffalo planning area covers about 780,000 acres of public land surface and 4.8 million acres of federal mineral estate.
- Casper Field Office RMP - in the Casper planning area in central Wyoming, the BLM manages about 1.4 million surface acres and 4.7 million acres of federal mineral estate in Converse, Goshen, Natrona and Platte counties.
- Newcastle Field Office RMP - located in northeast Wyoming, the Newcastle planning area covers about 292,168 acres of BLM surface land and 1.7 million acres of federal mineral estate in Crook, Niobrara and Weston counties.
Wind River/Bighorn Basin District:
- Bighorn Basin RMP - the planning area comprises about 5.6 million acres of public land and 4.2 million acres of federal mineral estate in Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie counties in north-central Wyoming.
- Lander Field Office RMP - the Lander planning area in west-central Wyoming provides management direction for about 2.4 million acres of public land and 2.8 million acres of federal mineral estate in Fremont, Natrona, Carbon, Sweetwater, Hot Springs and Teton counties. Although the Lander Field Office's administrative boundaries cover Teton County, none of the RMP's management decisions apply to land or minerals within the county because it contains no BLM-managed surface or mineral estate.
- Wyoming Greater Sage-Grouse RMP Amendments - these amendments update the Casper, Green River, Kemmerer, Newcastle, Pinedale and Rawlins RMPs' guidance for sage-grouse habitat management on about 11 million acres of BLM land, 600,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service land and 20 million acres of federal mineral estate. The planning area covers public lands in Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte, Sublet, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta and Weston counties. Management decisions in these amendments only apply to BLM- and Forest Service-administered lands within the planning area.
- Nebraska RMP - the planning area encompasses about 6,600 acres of public surface land and 500,000 acres of federal mineral estate in the state of Nebraska, all managed by the Newcastle Field Office.