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« on: October 31, 2012, 02:14:48 am »

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office has issued a Notice of Intent to revise the Rock Springs Resource Management Plan (RMP) and conduct public scoping for resource information, issues, and concerns. The dates, times and locations for the meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance of the meeting through local media, news releases, e-mail, mailings and posting on this website.

As part of the RMP preparation, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will also be prepared. The EIS will analyze the impacts of various resource uses and include alternatives for managing approximately 3.6 million surface land acres and 3.5 million acres of mineral estate administered by the BLM in portions of Lincoln, Sweetwater, Uinta, Sublette and Fremont counties in southwestern Wyoming.

The Rock Springs RMP will replace the 1997 Green River RMP as necessitated by emerging resource issues and legislative changes.

Public Meetings Scheduled for Rock Springs Travel and Transportation Management Plan

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office (RSFO) will host three public meetings seeking input in drafting a Comprehensive Travel and Transportation Management Plan (CTTMP) which will be analyzed as part of the Rock Springs Resource Management Plan (RMP) revision.

The CTTMP will be used to designate BLM-managed routes within the boundaries of the RSFO as either open, closed, or limited to specific uses. The BLM is specifically interested in hearing how, where, and why people access their public lands and issues related to such access. This includes, but is not limited to, commercial access for grazing, oil and gas development and mining; recreational access for hunting, off-highway vehicle (OHV) use, hiking, and biking. The CTTMP will be incorporated into the on-going Rock Springs RMP revision planning effort.

The public is invited to attend one, or all of the following meetings which will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

Tuesday, Nov. 13:
Holiday Inn
1675 Sunset Dr.
Rock Springs, Wyo.   

Wednesday, Nov. 14:
Lyman Town Hall Courtroom     
100 E. Sage St.
Lyman, Wyo.   

Thursday, Nov. 15:
Eden Valley Community Center
4039 Highway 191 N.
Farson, Wyo.

The meetings are part of the 60-day public outreach which continues until Jan. 11, 2013. Written, substantive comments may be submitted via email, mail, or hand-delivery to the RSFO during regular business hours (7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.):

                Vera-Lynn Harrison
                Project Manager
                Rock Springs Field Office
                280 Highway 191 North
                Rock Springs, WY 82901
                RockSpringsRMP_WY@blm.gov (Please include Travel Management in the subject line)

For more information, please contact Lynn Harrison at 307-352-0259.

 More information about the Rock Springs RMP process can be found at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Planning/rmps/RockSprings.html.

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