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Greater Sage-Grouse Plan Amendments
The BLM has published a Final EIS and Proposed RMP Amendments using the comments received, initiating a Protest period starting December 7, 2018, and closing on January 15, 2019. Details on filing a protest are available on the BLM website <https://www.blm.gov/programs/planning-and-nepa/public-participation/filing-a-plan-protest >.   The Final EIS and protest submission can be found by clicking “Documents & Reports” on the left and following the instructions in the link in the previous sentence.

The public comment period for the Nevada-California Greater Sage-Grouse RMP Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement is CLOSED as of August 2, 2018, thank you for submitting comments to the BLM. 

The national project website is located at: https://goo.gl/7wdKmM.  

Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) and Proposed Plan Amendments

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) worked closely with western governors of states with Greater Sage-Grouse habitat to determine whether some, all, or none of the sagebrush habitat conservation plans adopted in 2015 should be amended.  A Draft EIS and Plan Amendment for BLM-managed public lands in Nevada and Northeastern California was published on May 4, 2018, initiating a 90-day public comment period that ended on August 2, 2018.  The Management Alignment alternative in the Draft EIS was proposed to enhance cooperation and improve alignment between BLM resource management plans for conserving sage-grouse habitat and the states' plans for managing the sage-grouse species.  This alternative does not propose to replace the 2015 plans, but instead builds on them to increase flexibility, maintain access to public resources, and promote conservation outcomes.  Nearly three years of experience with the 2015 plans has shown the BLM and its partners what is working and what is not, and how the 2015 plans can be adjusted to recognize concerns.

The BLM considered the comments received on the Draft EIS and developed a Final EIS and Proposed Plan Amendments.

Information Contact
Matt Magaletti
Greater Sage-Grouse Implementation Coordinator