NORTH DAKOTA- BLM Draft N.D. Sage Grouse Plan Amendment Released

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October 08, 2013 10:02 AM

NORTH DAKOTA- BLM Draft N.D. Sage Grouse Plan Amendment Released

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Bureau of Land Management has released the Draft North Dakota Greater Sage-Grouse Resource Management Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a 90-day public comment period.

The document considers four possible management alternatives for maintaining and increasing habitat for Greater Sage-Grouse on BLM-administered lands in southwestern North Dakota. Approximately 33,030 acres of North Dakota's Greater Sage-Grouse habitat is on BLM-administered surface lands, and another 396,053 acres of federal mineral estate in the North Dakota Field Office.   

The BLM will issue the Record of Decision by Sept. 30, 2014.  

On October 22, 2013, a public open house will be held in Bowman, N.D. to answer questions on the document. The event will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Bowman City Hall located at 101 First Street N.E.

Copies of the North Dakota Greater Sage-Grouse Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS are available at the North Dakota Field Office at: 99 23rd Ave. West, Dickinson, in CD-ROM format, or online at:  http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/fo/north_dakota_field.html    

Interested persons may submit comments related to the North Dakota Greater Sage-Grouse Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS by any of the following methods:

  • Email:  blm_mt_nd_sage_grouse@blm.gov   
  • Fax:  (406) 896-5293
  • Mail:  BLM - Greater Sage Grouse EIS, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT 59101

The North Dakota Greater Sage-grouse EIS is one of 15 separate EISs that are being conducted as part of the BLM's west-wide National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Effort, to provide additional measures to maintain and enhance Greater Sage-Grouse habitat on public lands. For more information on Greater Sage-Grouse planning efforts, check out BRC's Sage Grouse Issues webpage.

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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