What will the Revision Address?
The lands in the RMP decision area are currently managed under the Carson City Field Office Consolidated RMP (2001) and 5 amendments. Since then the planning area has undergone change, new planning and resource management needs to cope with new uses of and demands on the public lands. Since 2001, RMP has been updated by plan amendments and maintenance actions and several new statutes. The existing RMP also contains somewhat inconsistent and confusing language that needs to be corrected.
The RMP will establish consolidated guidance and updated objectives and management actions for the public lands in the decision area. It will be comprehensive in nature and will address issue categories applicable within the decision area that have been identified through agency, interagency, and public scoping efforts. Preliminary issues for the planning area have been identified by BLM personnel, other State and Federal agencies, and stakeholders.
These issues include:
Management of rights-of-way;
Land tenure adjustments to meet community growth needs;
Increased recreational use on public lands;
Evaluation of existing and potential new Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC);
Visual Resources Management (VRM) Classes;
Wild and Scenic River designation;
Off-Highway Vehicle designations and Recreation Management Areas;
Fluid mineral management stipulations to protect sensitive resources; and
Renewable energy development for solar, wind, and geothermal power.