MONTANA - BLM Hosts Open Houses to Discuss Billings Draft RMP

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April 25, 2013 9:49 AM

On March 29, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Billings Field Office released its Draft Resource Management Plan for a 90-day public review and comment period. As part of the review and comment process, several open houses are being held throughout the area to answer questions and gather comments from the public that will be used to develop the final plan. Community Location Date Time

MONTANA - BLM Hosts Open Houses to Discuss Billings Draft RMP
 
Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

On March 29, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Billings Field Office released its Draft Resource Management Plan for a 90-day public review and comment period. As part of the review and comment process, several open houses are being held throughout the area to answer questions and gather comments from the public that will be used to develop the final plan.

Community Location Date Time
Bridger Bridger Senior Center/
Golden Age Society
118 C Street
April 30, 2013 7-9 p.m.
Big Timber Carnegie Public Library/
Community Room
314 McLeod Street
May 1, 2013 7-9 p.m.
Red Lodge Senior Center
207 S. Villard Avenue
May 2, 2013 7-9 p.m.
Roundup Emergency Service Building
Ambulance Barn
704 1st St. East
May 6, 2013 7-9 p.m.
Lovell Big Horn Canyon National
Conservation Area Visitor Center
20 Highway 14A East
May 7, 2013 7 - 9 p.m.
Billings Hampton Inn (Lewis Room)
5110 Southgate Dr.
May 8, 2013 7 - 9 p.m.

The Draft Billings and Pompeys Pillar National Monument Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement proposes different alternatives for managing public lands within the Billings Field Office boundary.  The draft plan also includes a range of conservation measures that address Greater Sage-Grouse in the area.

The open houses will include introductions and a brief BLM presentation, but the purpose of the gathering is to offer an opportunity to talk one-on-one with various BLM resource specialists to gain information about what is in the plan. The BLM is not recording verbal comments during the open houses, but comment forms will be provided for members of the public to submit written comments. The draft document can be viewed on the internet at http://blm.gov/4ykd.

The comment period ends on June 28, 2013. The public may submit written comments related to the Billings and Pompeys Pillar National Monument DRMP/EIS by any of the following methods:

Email: Billings_PompeysPillar_RMP@blm.gov
Fax:    (406) 896-5281
Mail:  "Billings/PPNM RMP Comments," Billings Field Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT 59101.
Hand-deliver: Billings Field Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT.

For more information, contact RMP Lead Carolyn Sherve-Bybee at (406) 896-5234. For the latest BLM news and updates visit us on the web at: www.blm.gov/mt and on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/BLMMontana.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107

 


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