ALASKA - BLM Announces Intent to Develop Central Yukon Resource Management Plan

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July 15, 2013 11:10 AM

ALASKA - BLM Announces Intent to Develop Central Yukon Resource Management Plan

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

On June 14, 2013, the Bureau of Land Management in Alaska published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Resource Management Plan and associated Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for the Central Yukon Planning Area.  The Central Yukon Resource Management Plan will replace the existing Utility Corridor RMP, Central Yukon RMP, and part of the Southwest Management Framework Plan.  Additionally, the plan will cover lands in the Fairbanks North Star Borough not currently under an existing plan.
 
Once finalized, the Central Yukon plan will provide future direction for approximately 16 million acres of BLM-administered public land in central and northern Alaska. This includes the Dalton Highway Corridor, BLM-managed lands in the central Yukon River watershed, and the Central Arctic Management Area Wilderness Study Area.
 
A 180-day scoping period for the Draft RMP/EIS began with publication of the Notice of Intent in the Federal Register on June 14, 2013. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the planning process. The BLM invites the public to provide comments on issues and planning criteria.
 
Although the BLM welcomes public comments at any time, the agency must receive comments by December 11, 2013, to be included in the Scoping Report.  There are five ways to submit comments:

1. In person at public scoping meetings in communities within the planning area. The BLM will announce the meeting dates, times and specific locations through news releases and on the BLM website at www.blm.gov/ak;
 
2. Via the website: www.blm.gov/ak 
 
3. Via fax: (907) 474-2282
 
4. By mail to the BLM Central Yukon Field Office, Attn: Central Yukon Draft RMP/EIS, 1150 University Avenue, Fairbanks, AK, 99709; and,
 
5. By email at CentralYukon@blm.gov.

For information about the Central Yukon planning process, visit www.blm.gov/ak or contact the BLM at (907) 474-2340 or (800) 437-7021 (within Alaska).

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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