BLM Lander Resource Management Plan to address Sage Grouse habitat

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the Lander Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The proposed plan is based on the preferred alternative from the Lander Draft RMP released last year, and incorporates comments made by the public, the State of Wyoming, and other agencies and organizations.

Issues raised by commenters included recreation, areas of critical environmental concern, livestock grazing, energy development and management of national trails.

In addition to the concerns above, the proposed Lander RMP will address conservation of Greater Sage-grouse habitat, according to BLM Wyoming State Director Don Simpson, by incorporating the state of Wyoming’s Greater Sage-Grouse conservation measures.

The document is available on the Lander RMP webpage. Hard copies are available for review at public libraries throughout Fremont County and at the Lander Field Office as well as at the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribal Business Councils in Fort Washakie.

Only those persons or organizations who participated in the planning process leading to the proposed RMP may protest. The protest period runs from Feb. 22-March 25, 2013. Submit protest issues using the following methods:

  • Regular mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, P.O. Box 71383, Washington, D.C., 20024-1383
  • Overnight mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, 20 M Street SE, Room 2134LM, Washington, D.C., 20003

Additional information on the Lander Resource Management Plan Revision Project can be found here, or you may contact Yannone at 307-332-8400. Additional information on filing protests is contained in the Federal Register Notice, also available on the Lander RMP webpage.

Guy V. Padgett has been with WyoFile since October of 2011. He serves as WyoFile’s operations director

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