Draft Resources Management Plans and Environmental Impact Statement for Rock Springs RMP Revision - Comment Period Extended
On August 18, 2023, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) posted their Draft Resources Management Plans and Environmental Impact Statement for Rock Springs RMP Revision. This revision has been in the works for several years and is of particular concern in southwest Wyoming for all public land users, from energy interests to agricultural users because half of the field office’s surface estate is proposed to be designated as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). Nearly 1.8 million acres could fall under this designation if the preferred alternative is chosen. Locking up this amount of land for minimal to no use could have devastating local and statewide economic impacts.