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.