BLUERIBBON COALITION LANDUSE UPDATE!
Idaho BLM Seeks Comment on Draft Resource Management Plan and EIS
Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Jarbidge Field Office has announced the release of their Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a 90-day public comment period, which will end December 2, 2010. The RMP will guide the management of 1.4 million acres of public land in southwestern Idaho and northern Nevada.
The area covered by the Jarbidge RMP extends from the Bruneau River on the west to Salmon Falls Creek on the east, and from the Snake River on the north to the northern boundaries of the BLM Elko Field Office and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest on the south, and includes the communities of Indian Cove, Murphy Hot Springs, Three Creek and Roseworth.
The six alternatives in the Draft offer a range of approaches to achieving and maintaining desired resource conditions in the area over the coming 15 to 20 years. The Draft EIS examines issues surrounding recreation, energy development, livestock grazing and vegetation.
Electronic copies of the Draft RMP/EIS are available on the Jarbidge Field Office web page at http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/prog/planning/jarbidge_resource.html. CD-ROMs and limited quantities of print copies are also available at the BLM Jarbidge Field Office, 2536 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301.
The BLM will also hold informational meetings during the comment period. The meetings will be open-house format, so participants may stop by at their convenience any time during the scheduled hours.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Three Island Crossing State Park
1083 S. Three Island Park Dr.
Glenn’s Ferry, ID
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 4:00 – 8:00 pm
539 Poleline Rd.
Twin Falls, ID
Thursday, September 23, 2010 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Three Creek Schoolhouse
Three Creek, ID
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 4:00 – 8:00 pm
BLM Boise District Office
3948 Development Dr.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Red Lion Hotel
2065 Idaho St.
Please send written comments by mail to Jarbidge Planning Team, BLM Jarbidge Field Office, 2536 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301 or e-mail comments to ID_Jarbidge_RMP@blm.gov. Fax written comments to (208) 736-2375 – Attention: Jarbidge Planning Team. Following the public comment period, comments will be used to prepare the Proposed Jarbidge RMP and Final EIS.
For further information, contact Aimee Betts or Amanda Nisula, at (208) 736-2350.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.
Thanks in advance for your support,
Public Lands Department Manager
208-237-1008 ext 107
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