BLM seeks comments for RMP amendments
To incorporate new sage-grouse policies
by Bureau of Land Management
June 10, 2010
The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming will prepare an environmental impact statement and resource management plan (RMP) amendments for the Casper, Kemmerer, Pinedale, Rock Springs, Newcastle and Rawlins field offices in order to incorporate new sage-grouse policies.
BLM is requesting public comments to identify relevant issues. Useful comments are those that are specific, identify additional relevant issues, and/or determine the extent of the relevant issues. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until June 28, 2010. The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media and the BLM website at:
In order to be included in the Draft RMP amendments, all comments must be received prior to the close of the scoping period or 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later. BLM will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft RMP amendments.
Amending the existing RMPs will provide consistency throughout the state about how the Wyoming sage-grouse policy will be applied. Amending the RMPs will also bring levels of protection for the sage-grouse in BLM plans to the same level that is presented in the Wyoming sage-grouse policy. This will ensure that the new policy conforms with the sage-grouse decisions in the RMPs as well as with the Wyoming Governorís Executive Order on sage-grouse (Wyoming EO 2008-2).
Written comments submitted by mail should be sent to the BLM Wyoming State Office (930), 5353 Yellowstone Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82003. Comments may also be sent by facsimile to: (307) 352-0329 or sent electronically to: Sagegrouse_Amendment_WY@blm.gov.
Your comments are important and will be considered in the environmental analysis process. If you comment, your name will be added to a mailing list in order to provide you with future information regarding the Sage-Grouse Policy amendment.
For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Ken Peacock, senior planner, Resources Policy and Management at (307) 775-6329; 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, WY 82003; email: Sagegrouse_Amendment_WY@blm.gov.