Utah BLM News Release

Richfield BLM Releases Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

Contact:  Cornell Christensen (435) 896-1500
Richfield Draft RMP Web Site

Richfield, Utah—October 26, 2007—Managers in the Richfield Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Office have released their Draft Resource Management Plan and environmental impact statement (RMP/EIS) for public comment.  This draft plan is the culmination of a cooperative effort between the BLM, local government and communities that began five years ago.
Cornell Christensen, Field Office Manager, said, “We’re pleased to have the draft plan completed and ready for review.  The public has an opportunity to share their thoughts about the work that has been accomplished to this point.”

Open houses will be held where the public can meet with BLM resource specialists to review the plan and offer comment.  The meetings will be held at the following times and locations:

Monday, December 3, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Snow College South Campus, Admin Bldg. Rooms 147 B and E
800 West 200 South, Richfield, UT

Thursday, December 6, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Triple C Arena (Indoor Events Building)
50 East 900 North, Panguitch, UT

Monday, December 10, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Wayne County Community Center
375 South 400 East, Bicknell, UT 

Tuesday, December 11, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
New City Building Conference Room
55 South Main Street, Manti, UT

Wednesday, December 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City Main Library, Fourth Floor Meeting Room
210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT

Thursday, December 13, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Piute County Courthouse
550 North Main Street, Junction, UT

The draft RMP/EIS is available online at: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/richfield/planning.html.  This website features background information about the plan, as well as an electronic comment form. 

Written comments may be addressed to the attention of John Russell, Assistant Planner, Richfield BLM Field Office, 150 East, 900 North, Richfield, UT  84701.  They may also be e-mailed to:  UT_Richfield_Comments@blm.gov .  The comment period ends on Jan. 23, 2008.

For further information or to obtain a copy of the draft RMP/EIS, please contact the Richfield Field Office at (435) 896-1070.