The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Shoshone Field Office has developed the Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve Plan Amendment to consider a range of reasonable alternatives for livestock grazing within the Monument on BLM-managed lands. Included are grazing management alternatives that are consistent with the goals for greater sage-grouse outlined in the BLM’s current policies regarding greater sage-grouse, the existing objectives for vegetation and wildlife resource management as identified in the Desired Future Conditions (DFCs) in the 2007 Craters of the Moon Monument and Preserve Management Plan (MMP), Idaho’s Standards for Rangeland Health, and other relevant agency policies and guidance related to livestock grazing and greater sage-grouse.
The Shoshone Field Office concluded public scoping in August of 2013. The Final Scoping Report is located under the Documents link at the left. The Plan Amendment Analysis of the Management Situation is also available in the Documents section.
The Draft Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve Plan Amendment EIS public comment period concluded on December 29, 2016. The Final EIS was published on May 26, 2017. The Approved Plan Amendment and Record of Decision are now available.