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BLM seeking ideas to resource management plan update

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The Bureau of Land Management is seeking ideas for the update for its resource management plan and suggestions for areas that are of critical envronmental concern or that might possess wilderness characteristics.

“We are just beginning the process to revise the current resource plan,” spokeswoman Lisa Ross said Friday. “We’re asking where we should look at the very beginning of the process.”

A notice of intent to revise the plan for the BLM’s Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices was published in the Federal Register on Friday formally opening a 60-day public scoping period which will end April 29.

The current plan may be seen at the BLM’s Carson City District Office’s website at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field/blm_programs/planning.html

The planning area is located in portions of 12 counties within two states (Washoe, Storey, Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, Churchill, Mineral, and Nye counties within Nevada, and Sierra, Alpine, Plumas, and Lassen counties within California), and encompasses approximately five million acres of public land.

A public scoping meeting will be 5-7 p.m. March 27 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

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Other meeting will be held in Fallon, Yerington, Hawthorne, Carson City and in Reno.

To submit comments, fill out and print the mail-in (or fax-in) comment form. The comment forms are available at the Carson City District website at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field.html. Comments may be submitted by e-mail to BLM_NV_CCDO_RMP@blm.gov or delivered to the BLM office at 5665 Morgan Mill Rd, Carson City, NV 89701, Attn: Carson City RMP; or faxed to (775) 885-6147, Attn: Carson City RMP.

Comments are welcomed, reviewed, and considered throughout the planning process.