Vernal Field Office Resource Management Plan

Vernal Field Office Resource Management Plan

The Vernal Field Office (VFO) is responsible for land use planning efforts on 1,725,500 acres of surfaced-managed public lands and 1,911,000 acres of sub-surface managed mineral estate (includes the Hill Creek Extension comprising an additional 185,500 acres) lands. To download or review the Vernal Resource Management Plan Record of Decision or its supporting documents, use the above or below links.

Vernal Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP, Maintenance Forms and 5-Year Review) 

Resource Management Plan Preparatory Documents (Preliminary RMP and Final EIS, Supplemental EIS, and Draft EIS)

Mineral Potential Report


National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was passed by Congress in 1969 and signed into law by President Nixon on January 1, 1970. It is through this Act that the BLM, as a federal agency, is responsible for preparing documents that analyze the environmental consequences of its actions and assist in determining whether a proposed action would have a significant impact on our environment. Most actions that are proposed on, or would affect, public lands or resources must be reviewed for NEPA compliance. Different levels of documentation that are routinely prepared for this review include a Categorical Exclusion (CX), Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA), Environmental Assessment (EA), or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). 

Vernal Field Office National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents

The Utah BLM is committed to fully informing and involving the public in decisions regarding the use of public lands.  The E-Planning Register has searchable maps and searchable and sortable lists of proposals under consideration by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  Each project has its own website which contains a description of the proposed action under consideration, maps or legal descriptions, and other documents relevant to the proposal.  Websites for completed projects also contain copies of the final NEPA documents.

All Vernal BLM NEPA documents initiated after October 1, 2014 are listed on the E-Planning Register regardless of the level of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation that applies.  Therefore, all Categorical Exclusions (CXs), Documentations of NEPA Adequacy (DNAs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), and Land Use Plan Amedments currently under preparation by Vernal BLM are listed in the E-Planning Register.
E-Planning Register

To access and search all Vernal NEPA documents initiated after October 1, 2014, go to the E-Planning Register and click on the "NEPA" radial button.

To access and search all Vernal planning documents initiated after October 1, 2014, go to the E-Planning Register and click on the "Land Use Plan" radial button..

Environmental Notification Bulletin Board

Ongoing Vernal BLM documents initiated prior to October 1, 2014 can be found on the Utah Environmental Notification Bulletin Board.   

Vernal NEPA Webpage

A few of the documents initiated prior to October 1, 2014 can also be found on the Vernal NEPA webpage. For all other pre-October 1, 2014 document requests, please use the Green River District Directory or the Vernal Field Office Directory to contact a Green River District or Vernal Field Office Planning and Environmental Coordinator.