BLM Logo
Wyoming State Office
Release Date: 07/13/10
Contacts: Beverly Gorny    

BLM Hosts Open House Kick-Off Meetings to Provide Information on EIS Process

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold two open house kick-off meetings for the public to provide information on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process that will be used for the Greater Sage-grouse Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendments in Wyoming. The open house kick-off meetings are scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 19 at the Holiday Inn at Rock Springs and on Tuesday, July 20 at the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Casper. These opportunities are in addition to the official public scoping meetings that will be held in each of the six involved BLM Wyoming Field Offices in early August. The official public scoping meeting locations and times will be announced separately.

The BLM has initiated an effort to review six RMPs in Wyoming to address recent guidance for Greater Sage-grouse management. The RMP amendments will incorporate policies from BLM Wyoming’s Instruction Memoranda (IM) 2010-012 and 2010-013 (see st/en/programs/Wildlife.html). Amending the existing RMPs will provide consistency applying the Wyoming Greater Sage-grouse policy throughout the State of Wyoming. The BLM Wyoming Field Office RMPs addressed in this plan review include Newcastle, Casper, Rawlins, Rock Springs, Pinedale and Kemmerer.

For more information, contact Chris Keefe, BLM wildlife biologist, at 307-775-6101.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Wyoming State Office   5353 Yellowstone      Cheyenne, WY 82009  

Last updated: 07-13-2010