Oregon BLM Seeks Public Comment For OHV Management Planning Process

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Date: 04/19/2010

BLUERIBBON COALITION LANDUSE UPDATE!

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

BLM Seeks Public Comment For OHV Management Planning Process for Southern Oregon

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Vale District has published a Notice of Intent to prepare Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendments with associated Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) for the Southeastern Oregon and Lakeview planning areas. The planning areas encompass approximately 7.8 million acres in Malheur, Lake, Harney and Grant Counties in Oregon.

The BLM is seeking public comments during a 90-day scoping period, to help identify issues and concerns that should be analyzed as they develop a range of potential alternatives with respect to Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use and Wilderness. Comments will be accepted until July 8, 2010. It is extremely important that OHV enthusiasts get involved in the designation process and stay involved throughout the entire process. Comments may be submitted in writing, by email or by fax.

Send Written Comments To: Or: Bureau of Land Management
Vale District Office
100 Oregon Street
Vale, OR 97918

Bureau of Land Management
Lakeview District Office
1301 South G Street
Lakeview, Oregon 97630 Send Email Comments To: Or: seormp@blm.gov paul_whitman@blm.gov Fax Comments To: Or: (541) 473-3144 (541) 947-6399 Dates and locations for any scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, newspapers and on the BLM websites at: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/vale/plans/valermp.php and http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/lakeview/plans/lakeviewrmp.php.

In order to be included in the Draft EISs, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 90-day scoping period, or within 30 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later.

For further information, and/or to have your name added to our mailing lists, contact Jill Silvey, Southeastern Oregon and Lakeview RMP Project Manager, telephone (541) 473-3144; address 100 Oregon Street, Vale, Oregon 97918; email SEORMP@blm.gov, or Paul Whitman, Lakeview District Planner, telephone (541) 947-6110; address, 1301 South G Street, Lakeview, Oregon 97630; e-mail paul_whitman@blm.gov.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.
Thanks in advance for your support,

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
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