As part of the planning process, the BLM invited tribal, state, and local governments, as well as other federal agencies to serve as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the RMP. After signing a memorandum of understanding with the BLM, cooperators played a key role in developing the RMP and associated EIS.
When people, communities, and governments collaborate to identify common ground, share information, and listen to each other the planning process is more effective. Community specific input and comments were solicited throughout the RMP process and they helped shape the environmental analysis and inform the decision makers. Additional information on collaboration and public outreach is available on the Document Library page.