BLM Rawlins Seeks Comments on Grazing Permit Renewals

— July 22, 2013

(Press Release) The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) is seeking public comments prior to initiating two environmental assessments for grazing permit renewals in the Upper Colorado River Watershed 40 miles southwest of Rawlins, Wyo.

Forty-four livestock grazing permits for 104 allotments in the Muddy Creek, Savery Creek and Adobe Town areas are up for renewal, a process undertaken every 10 years. The permits are currently issued for cattle (92 percent) and sheep (8 percent) with some permits located in the 1.5 million acre checkerboard pattern of mixed public, private and state owned land.

The 2012 Upper Colorado River Watershed Assessment is available at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Rawlins/range/standards12.html.

Public participation is a key component of the National Environmental Policy Act process. The public is encouraged to identify and submit specific issues, concerns, ideas or mitigation opportunities to help ensure the best possible analysis. Written substantive comments must be received by Aug. 22 and may be emailed to BLM_WY_RL_Grazing_Permits@blm.gov with “Upper Colorado Permits” in the subject line; faxed to 307-328-4224; or mailed or delivered to the BLM RFO, Grazing Permit Renewals, P.O. Box 2407, 1300 N. Third St., Rawlins, WY 82301. 

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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 may 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.   

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the below individual during normal business hours.  The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the below individual.  You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

For more information, please contact Andy Warren at 307-328-4271.

Gregory Nickerson

Gregory Nickerson worked as government and policy reporter for WyoFile from 2012-2015. He studied history at the University of Wyoming. Follow Greg on Twitter at @GregNickersonWY and on www.facebook.com/GregoryNickersonWriter/

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