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The BLM Royal Gorge Field Office is currently developing preliminary alternatives for the draft Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan and will release a preliminary alternatives report for public comment in fall 2016.

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Oil Well Flats, BLM Royal Gorge Field Office, Colorado   Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan

The Bureau of Land Management's Royal Gorge Field Office is preparing a resource management plan (RMP) and environmental impact statement (EIS) to guide management of 668,000 acres of public lands and 6.6 million acres of BLM-managed federal mineral estate in eastern Colorado.

This RMP, called the Eastern Colorado RMP, will replace the current Royal Gorge Resource Area RMP and Northeast RMP that were developed in 1996 and 1986, combining both of the original planning areas under one cohesive plan, and will address needs not currently met by either of those older plans.
Note: The Eastern Colorado RMP planning area does not include the new Browns Canyon National Monument, which will undergo its own planning process.
 
 
 

Public Scoping

The offical scoping period for the Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan was from June 1--July 31, 2015, and it gave members of the public a chance to voice their opinions on what issues should be addressed in the plan and how the agency should manage its resources. See How to get Involved on the menu to the left for information about other opportunities to participate during the multi-year planning process for the ECRMP.


The South Park Master Leasing Plan

In 2010, the Bureau of Land Management introduced leasing reform to manage for oil and gas development on public lands, allowing for a more in-depth review at the planning level through development of master leasing plans (MLPs) for areas that are or could be opened to leasing.

The South Park Master Leasing Plan was initiated by interested stakeholders to plan for oil and gas development in the South Park area of the Royal Gorge Field Office, and  this MLP will be fully developed as an integral part of the Eastern Colorado RMP.