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Programs: Planning and NEPA: Plans in Development: Wyoming

Wyoming Planning and NEPA

All BLM-administered public lands in Wyoming and Nebraska are managed in accordance with approved resource management plans (RMPs). The dynamic nature of public land resources and uses requires that BLM maintain, amend, and when necessary, revise its RMPs.

The BLM Wyoming begins and completes hundreds of projects of varying complexity every year. This web page is designed to highlight some of the projects that have a high level of public interest and provide links to the RMPs that guide those land management decisions. If you do not see the project you are interested in on this website please visit the BLM’s ePlanning site.

Plans and NEPA Documents in Development

Plans in Effect

Resource Management Plans (RMPs) are also known as Land Use Plans (LUPs) and are used by land managers and the public to allocate resources and determine appropriate multiple uses for the public lands, develop a strategy to manage and protect resources, and set up systems to monitor and evaluate the status of resources and the effectiveness of management practices over time.

The following LUPs currently guide management of public lands administered by the BLM in Wyoming.

High Desert District

  • Rawlins Field Office RMP – Located in south-west Wyoming, the Rawlins planning area covers 3.5 million acres of BLM-administered public land and 4.5 million acres of BLM-administered federal mineral estate in Albany, Carbon, Laramie, and Sweetwater counties.
  • Green River RMP – The Green River RMP provides management direction for approximately 3.6 million acres of public land surface and 3.5 million acres of Federal mineral estate administered by the BLM Rock Springs Field Office in Sweetwater, Lincoln, Sublette, Fremont, and Uinta counties in south-west Wyoming.
  • Jack Morrow Hills Activity Plan (Amendment) – The planning area encompasses about 622,430 acres of federal, state, and private land in southwest Wyoming. Approximately 574,800 acres of public land surface and federal mineral estate are administered by the BLM in the Rock Springs Field Office in parts of Fremont, Sweetwater, and Sublette counties in south-west Wyoming.
  • Kemmerer Field Office RMP – Located in south-west Wyoming, the Kemmerer planning area covers 1.4 million acres of BLM-administered surface land and 1.6 million acres of BLM–administered mineral estate in Lincoln, Sweetwater and Uinta counties.
  • Pinedale Field Office RMP – The Pinedale planning area encompasses over 900,000 acres of federal surface estate lands and over 1.1 million acres of federal mineral estate lands in Sublette, Lincoln, and Fremont counties in west-central Wyoming.
  • Snake River RMP – The Snake River corridor and adjacent areas in Teton County, Wyoming comprise the Snake River RMP area. BLM-administered public lands addressed in the RMP include approximately 1,345 acres of public land surface and federal mineral estate, 740 acres of public land surface oer-lying state or privately-owned mineral estate, and 12,000 acres of federal mineral estate (mostly outside of the river corridor) which underlies lands owned or administered by private individuals, the state of Wyoming or local governments.

High Plains District

  • Casper Field Office RMP – Within the Casper planning area in central Wyoming, the BLM manages approximately 1.4 million acres of BLM-administered public land surface and 4.7 million acres of federal estate in Converse, Goshen, Natrona, and Platte counties.
  • Buffalo Field Office RMP – Located in north-central Wyoming, the Buffalo planning area covers approximately 7.4 million acres of federal, state, and private land in Campbell, Johnson, and Sheridan counties. Of the total area, approximately 780,000 acres are BLM-administered federal surface lands and 4.8 million acres are BLM-administered federal mineral estate.
  • Newcastle Field Office RMP – Located in north-east Wyoming, the Newcastle planning area provides the management direction for approximately 292,168 acres of BLM-administered public land surface and 1,698,866 acres of federal mineral estate administered by the Newcastle Field Office of the BLM in Crook, Niobrara, and Weston counties.

Wind River/Bighorn Basin

  • Bighorn Basin RMP – The Planning Area is located in north-central Wyoming, and comprises approximately 5.6 million acres of land in Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park, and Washakie counties.  Within the Planning Area, the BLM administers approximately 3.2 million acres of surface land and 4.2 million acres of federal mineral estate.
  • Lander Field Office RMP – Within the Lander Planning area in west-central Wyoming and includes approximately 6.6 million acres of land in Fremont, Natrona, Carbon, Sweetwater, Hot Springs, and Teton counties. Although Teton County is in the large administrative boundary for the Lander Field Office, no BLM-administered surface or mineral estate lands occur in Teton County and the RMP makes no management decisions for Teton County lands. Within the Lander administrative area, the BLM manages approximately 2.4-million acres of public land surface and 2.8-million acres of mineral estate.

Other

  • Wyoming Greater Sage-Grouse RMP/LRMP (Amendment) – The planning area encompasses approximately 11 million acres of public land administered by the BLM, 600,000 acres of public land administered by the USFS, and 20 million acres of Federal mineral estate in Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta, and Weston counties in Wyoming. The decisions resulting from the RMP/LRMP amendments will only apply to BLM- and USFS-administered public lands within the planning area.
  • Nebraska RMP – The Nebraska RMP encompasses approximately 6,600 acres of public land surface and 500,000 acres of federal mineral estate administered by the BLM in the state of Nebraska.

Frequently Requested NEPA Documents