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Kemmerer Field Office
Release Date: 06/01/10
Contacts: Lorraine Keith    

BLM Releases ROD for Kemmerer Resource Management Plan

Bureau of Land Management Wyoming State Director, Don Simpson, signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Kemmerer Resource Management Plan (RMP) today.

“The BLM, local, state, and federal cooperators have worked very hard to develop a range of reasonable management alternatives for allocation of resources in the planning area,” said John Christensen, Kemmerer Field Office Manager. “This RMP provides future direction for managing the nearly 1.4 million acres of BLM-administered surface land and 1.6 million acres of BLM-administered mineral estate in the Lincoln, Sweetwater, and Uinta Counties,” he said.

The approved RMP includes broad land use plan decisions that provide overall direction for the management of resources and resource uses within the Kemmerer Field Office (KFO) planning area.

Management actions outlined in the ROD include opportunities for energy and minerals development, as well as protection for wildlife, cultural properties, and special management areas. Although future on-the-ground development activities may take place in the area, the RMP does not give authorization to any specific development activities.

The ROD/Approved RMP is available at the BLM Kemmerer Field Office and on the Kemmerer RMP website:

For more information, contact Michele Easley, Assistant Field Manager for Resources and Kemmerer BLM RMP Team Lead, 307-828-4524.

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.

Kemmerer Field Office   312 Highway 189 North      Kemmerer, WY 83101  

Last updated: 06-01-2010