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Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Office
Release Date: 10/24/13
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith,    

New Date for Close of the Comment Period for Bighorn Basin RMP Supplement as a Result of the Federal Government Shutdown

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the new date for the close of the comment period for the Supplement to the Bighorn Basin Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The BLM initially scheduled 90 days for comment, and the original date for the close of the comment period was October 12, 2013. Due to the lapse in appropriations and the resulting Federal government shutdown, the documents were not available on the BLM website from October 1 through October 16, 2013. Accordingly, the new date for the close of the comment period for the supplement is November 1, 2013.

Public involvement is an essential and required part of the planning process, and comments submitted by November 1 will be considered before the BLM makes a final decision.

The supplement addresses priority Greater Sage-Grouse habitat on public lands within Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie counties. Comments submitted in 2011 on the draft RMP/EIS do not need to be resubmitted.

Submit comments on the supplement using the following methods:

Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

The supplement and additional information about the Bighorn Basin RMP Revision Project can be found on the project website at or you may contact BLM RMP Project Manager Holly Elliott at 307-347-5100.

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.

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Last updated: 10-24-2013