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

Share on Facebook
July 15, 2013 5:10 PM

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
 


The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education, and collaboration among recreationists. 1-800-BlueRib - www.sharetrails.org
_______________________________________________________

As a non-profit, grassroots organization funded primarily by membership dues and donations, we greatly appreciate your support. Visit http://www.sharetrails.org/make-a-difference-now to help fund our efforts to protect your trails!

February 25, 2015 4:00 PM
ARIZONA - BLM Extends La Posa Travel Management Plan Comment Period
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Office La Posa Travel Management Plan (TMP) comment period has been extended for an extra 30 days to Monday, March 23, 2015. The preliminary EA may be reviewed on the BLM internet website at http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/travel_mgmt/la_posa.html. ***BRC wants to alert folks to pay particular attention to the designation or non-designation of routes that traverse washes or are in the wash itself. Highlight importance of wash-based OHV
February 23, 2015 3:29 PM
CALIFORNIA & NEVADA - Tahoe NF Announces Proposed Action for Over-Snow Vehicle U
The Forest Service will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal to designate Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) use on roads, trails and areas on lands within the Tahoe National Forest. The EIS will also identify snow trails available for grooming on the Forest. Public input on the initial proposed action is encouraged. The Tahoe National Forest maintains a world-class OSV trail system. Designating OSV use on the Forest will ensure over-snow vehicle activity, such as snowmobile riding, 
February 19, 2015 12:20 PM
BRC National Land Use Update - February 19, 2015
Send an Email Urging Your Representative to Cosponsor H.R. 999 -- The ROV In-Depth Examination Act - Last November, BRC's Don Amador, a SXS enthusiast, asked you to contact Congress because federal regulators were trying to impose their "street-oriented" view on SXS users and the industry by proposing a Rule which could have devastated SXS recreation. Your efforts did help delay imposition of the Rule, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is
[Action Alerts Archive]