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Rock Springs Field Office
Release Date: 12/28/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

BLM Rock Springs Field Office Hosts Socioeconomic Strategies Workshop

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office invites the public to a socioeconomic strategies workshop for its resource management plan (RMP) revision process on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Rock Springs Holiday Inn at 1675 Sunset Drive.

The workshop will include a review of historical and current local and regional social and economic conditions and how BLM-administered lands relate to and influence these conditions. The workshop will also help identify desired social and economic conditions and how to enhance these through planning and policy decisions within the authority of the BLM, cooperating agencies and other partners.

“Successful resource management must involve those communities close to public lands,” states Rock Springs Field Manager Lance Porter. “This workshop is an excellent way for the public to get involved and learn how social and economic analysis can fit into the BLM RMP process.”

The socioeconomic workshop agenda and information on the Rock Springs RMP revision are available at

For workshop information, please contact Darren Cook at 307-352-0241. For Rock Springs RMP revision information, please contact Lynn Harrison at 307-352-0259.

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.

Rock Springs Field Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs WY 82901  

Last updated: 12-28-2011