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Draft Resource Management Plan

Click here to view the Draft EIS.

The Resource Management Plan (RMP) is a land use decision-making document that provides guidance for management decisions in a designated area. The plan is created through an open public process, utilizing the input from those who have an interest in these public lands, and the surrounding communities.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has developed a new Resource Management Plan (RMP) for approximately 2.5 million acres of BLM-administered land in central Utah.  The new plan, known as the Price Resource Management Plan, will cover the area previously covered by two plans, the Price River Resource Area Management Framework Plan and the San Rafael Resource Management Plan.

The purpose of the plan will be to establish guidance, objectives, policies, and management actions for public lands administered by the Price Field Office. The plan will be comprehensive in nature, and will resolve or address a wide variety of issues, including but not limited to:

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  • Air Quality
  • Cultural Resources
  • Soil and Water Resources
  • Vegetation
  • Lands and Realty Management
  • Wildlife Habitat and Fisheries Management
  • Mineral and Mining Resources
  • Recreation and OHV Use
  • Visual Resource Management
  • Special Management Designations
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Other Issues

A Draft Supplemental EIS has been released for public review and comment (due by December 13, 2007).

Click here to access the Draft Supplemental EIS.

The Price Field Office RMP/EIS presented five alternatives for managing the public  and lands (BLM administered lands) and their resources, and analyzed the effects of each management approach on the human environment. None of these alternatives, however, addressed managing non-WSA lands with wilderness characteristics to protect the wilderness character. Consequently, this Supplement identifies those non-WSA lands the BLM has found to possess wilderness characteristics and analyzes a sixth alternative, Alternative E, that emphasizes managing all of those lands to preserve and protect their wilderness characteristics.