Purpose of the Eastern Colorado RMP
The purpose of the Eastern Colorado RMP will be to establish goals and objectives for resource management; identify lands that are open, available, or administratively unavailable for certain uses, including any restrictions; and provide comprehensive management direction for all resources and uses.
BLM land use planning follows a "tiered" approach, in which RMPs serve as top-level programmatic guidance that is focused on landscape-scale goals and land use allocations. Specific, on-the-ground actions usually need additional information and a more detailed impact analysis before they can be approved. As such, the Eastern Colorado RMP will present a vision for the area and provide a blueprint for balanced management of the many demands on the resources on BLM-managed lands.
The offical scoping period for the Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan began with the publication of the Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register on June 1, 2015, and ran until July 31, 2015. The scoping period for the ECRMP gave the public a chance to tell the BLM what issues and concerns they think should be addressed in the plan and to suggest alternative ways for the agency to accomplish what it is proposing. A scoping report containg substantive comments submitted by the public was released on December 15, 2015 (see Documents & Reports).
In addition to soliciting comments on various reports, the BLM will provide many more opportunities for public participation during the multi-year planning process for the ECRMP. Updates are posted on this website frequently. See How to get Involved on the menu to the left for further information about opportunities for face-to-face participation.