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Date: 05/04/2011 BLUERIBBON COALITION LAND USE UPDATE!

WYOMING - BLM Announce Releases Draft RMP/EIS For Public Review and Comment

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced that the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Wyoming's Bighorn Basin are now available for public review and comment.

The plan will provide future direction in all aspects of public land and mineral management on approximately 3.2 million surface acres and 4.2 million acres of mineral estate in northwest Wyoming.

The 90-day comment period runs from April 22, 2011 to July 20, 2011. The public is encouraged to submit specific and detailed comments on the draft plan. All comments received during this period will be considered before the BLM issues the proposed RMP and final EIS. Submit comments using the following methods:

Website: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Planning/rmps/bighorn.html Email: BBRMP_WYMail@blm.gov Mail: Worland Field Office, Attn: RMP Project Manager, P.O. Box 119, Worland, WY 82401The BLM will also host public meetings during the 90-day comment period in Thermopolis, Worland, Greybull, Lovell, Cody and Powell. (See Schedule below)

PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULE

Monday, June 6, 2011 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Days Inn Thermopolis

115 East Park Street

Thermopolis, WY

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Worland Community Center

1200 Culbertson Avenue

Worland, WY

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Big Horn County Weed and Pest Office

4782 Highway 310

Greybull, WY

Monday, June 13, 2011 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Lovell Community Center

1925 US Highway 310

Lovell, WY

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn Cody

1701 Sheridan Avenue

Cody, WY

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Park County Fairgrounds, General Exhibit Hall

655 East 5th Street

Powell, WY

Copies of the Draft RMP and EIS are available on the project website and for public review at the following BLM locations:

BLM Cody Field Office

1002 Blackburn Street

Cody, WY 82414

BLM Worland Field Office

101 South 23rd Street

Worland, WY 82401

A limited number of CDs and hardcopies are also available.

For more information about the workshops, the Bighorn Basin RMP, or the revision process, please contact Caleb Hiner, RMP Project Lead, at (307) 347-5100. Additional information on the Bighorn Basin Resource Management Plan Revision Project also can be found on the BLM's website at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Planning/rmps/bighorn.html.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Thanks in advance for your support,

Ric Foster

Public Lands Department Manager

BlueRibbon Coalition

208-237-1008 ext 107

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