Bighorn Basin Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

WYOMING: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody and Worland field offices announce that supplemental analysis to the Bighorn Basin Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is available for a 90-day comment period. The supplement addresses priority sage-grouse habitat on public lands within Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie counties.
In 2011, the BLM released the Bighorn Basin Draft RMP/EIS for public review and comment. As part of the BLM’s National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy, the public was invited to recommend areas on public lands that could be managed as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) because of their importance to sage-grouse and sage-grouse habitat. The supplement is available for review analyzes the proposed designation of two ACECs and other management actions applicable to sage-grouse and ACECs.
To provide the public with opportunities to ask questions and comment, the BLM will host meetings during the 90-day comment period.
September 4, 2013
5-7 p.m.
Powell: Park County Fairgrounds, Bicentennial Hall
655 East 5th Street
September 5, 2013
5-7 p.m.
Cody: Holiday Inn, Main Ballroom
1701 Sheridan Avenue
September 9, 2013
5-7 p.m.
Lovell: Community Center
1925 U.S. Highway 310
September 10, 2013
5-7 p.m.
Greybull: Big Horn County Weed and Pest Office
4782 U.S. Highway 310
September 11, 2013
5-7 p.m.
Thermopolis: Days Inn, Indian Room
115 East Park Street
September 12, 2013
5-7 p.m.
Worland: Community Center
1200 Culbertson Avenue
The comment period is July 12-Oct. 9, 2013. Comments will be considered before the BLM issues the Bighorn Basin Proposed RMP and Final EIS in 2014. Submit comments using the following methods:
Mail: Worland Field Office, Attn: RMP Project Manager, 101 South 23rd Street, Worland, WY 82401