CALIFORNIA NEWS

Gemmill Thin, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California;
Dec 12, 2005 - The Shasta-Trinity National Forest proposes to thin trees and reduce existing fuels on approximately 1,700 acres of National Forest System lands in the Gemmill Thin project. The project is in T.29 and 30 N., R.10 and 11 W., Mt. Diablo Meridian, immediately north and east of the community of Wildwood, California and south of Chanchelulla Wilderness and Roadless areas.

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    Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Proposed Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line Project, California;
    Dec 7, 2005 - Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), together with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), intend to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/ EIR) for the Devers-Palo Verde 500 kV No. 2 Transmission Line Project (DPV2), proposed by the Southern California Edison Company (SCE).
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    Arcata Resource Management Plan, Humboldt County Coastal Lands, California;
    Dec 7, 2005 - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arcata Field Office intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) for recently acquired BLM coastal lands in Humboldt County in Northwest California.
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    Stanislaus National Forest, Mi-Wok Ranger District, California;
    Nov 29, 2005 - The Stanislaus National Forest is in the process of preparing an environmental analysis for the Great Hunt Reforestation and Release Project. This project is being planned on National Forest lands encompassing portions of the Groveland, Mi-Wok and Summit Ranger Districts.
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    Plumas National Forest; Diamond Vegetation Management Project, CA;
    Nov 10, 2005 - The USDA Forest Service Plumas National Forest will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal implement hazardous fuel reduction and construction of Defensible Fuel Profile Zones, implement thinning, group selection harvest, road system improvements, and stream channel restoration. Also, treatments of noxious weeds are proposed using mechanical, fire, and chemical methods. These actions are proposed to occur in forested areas of public land northeast of Quincy, California.
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    Phoenix Project, Tahoe National Forest; Sierraville Ranger District: California; CA;
    Nov 9, 2005 - The USDA Forest Service, Tahoe National Forest, Sierraville Ranger District gives notice of the Agency's intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to disclose the environmental effects of applying silvicultural and fuel treatment prescriptions to treatment units totaling approximately 5,057 acres. This project is part of the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act Pilot Project. The proposed treatments would take place on the Sierraville Ranger District, and be implemented within the next 5 years.
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    North 49 Project Forest Health Recovery Project, Lassen National Forest, CA;
    Nov 2, 2005 - The Forest Service proposes to develop a network of defensible fuel profile zones (DFPZ's) and wildland urban interface zones (WUIs), conduct area thinning, reduce surface fuels, establish group selection harvest units, and restore remnant aspen stands on the Hat Creek Ranger District in the Lassen National Forest.
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    Proposed Supplementary Rules on Public Land in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA), CA;
    Oct 21, 2005 - This BLM notice contains proposed supplementary rules which will apply to the public lands within the Adaptive Management Area (AMA) in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) managed by the El Centro Field Office in Imperial County, California.
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    Rock Creek Recreational Trails Final Environmental Impact Statement, Eldorado National Forest, Georgetown Ranger District, Georgetown, CA;
    Oct 17, 2005 - The Forest Service will prepare a supplement to the 1999 Rock Creek Recreational Trails EIS. The supplement will be limited to the cumulative environmental effects on the Pacific Deer Herd. Specifically, the supplement will analyze the cumulative effects of the existing proposed action and all alternatives, in combination with past, present and reasonably foreseeable future actions, as bounded by the mapped range of the Pacific Deer Herd.
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    Hollister Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, CA
    October 14, 2005 - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for the Hollister Field Office.
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    Planning Documents Available for Four Southern California National Forests
    September 23, 2005 - The Forest Service announced new land management plans today to protect the natural character of four southern California national forests and provide a wide range of recreation opportunities over the next 10-15 years.
  • Click here to go to the Forest Service's planning web site to get documents.
    Angeles National Forest; California; Littlerock Reservoir Sediment Removal Project
    July 6, 2005 - Notice is hereby given that the USDA, Forest Service, Angeles National Forest (ANF) and the Palmdale Water District (District) will prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR), referred to as an EIR/EIS, that will evaluate the proposed project and alternatives to the proposed project.
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    Los Padres National Forest; California; Oil and Gas Leasing Analysis
    April 28, 2005 - A revised notice of Intent is being issued because of the delay in filing the Final EIS. The original Notice of Intent of September 15, 1995 stated that the Final EIS was scheduled to be completed by April of 1997. The estimated date for completing the Final EIS is now June of 2005
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    Notice of Intent for Amendment of Redding Resource Management Plan (RMP)
    April 11, 2005 - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Redding Field Office intends to amend the Redding Resource Management Plan (RMP), changing the existing language of the RMP which specifies that the primary means for land tenure adjustment will be through land exchanges.
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    West Mojave Plan
    April 1, 2005 - The West Mojave Plan has been approved. It is a nine million acre Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) in Southern California to conserve and protect the desert tortoise and other species of concern and the ecosystems on which they depend upon while providing developers of public and private projects with a streamlined program for compliance with the California and federal endangered species acts that regulates consistently, reduces delays and expenses, eliminates uncertainty and applies the costs of compensation and mitigation equitably to all agencies and parties.

  • Federal Register Notice HTML PDF
  • Earlier documents: BLM Press Release for Draft EIS
  • Federal Register Notice for Draft EIS
  • BLM March 21, 2003 Notice to prepare EA: HTML PDF.
  • BLM to prepare EA proposing route designations on nine million acres March 4, 2003 Press Release.
    Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area
    Mar 31, 2005 -Imperial Dunes Plan has been approved. Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been published.

  • Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF
  • Earlier Documents:
  • Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF
    Previous documents:
  • March 22, 2002.
  • October 10, 2001.
  • Dunes Recreation Area Management Plan.
  • Dunes Recreation Area Management Plan Biological Opinion.
    BLM's Folsom Field Office, Resources Management Plan, Mariposa County.
    Feb 17, 2005 -The Folsom Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is asking the public to help identify issues and concerns regarding future management of about 72,580 acres of public lands in Mariposa County at a public meeting on Thursday, February 24, in the Board Chamber, Mariposa Government Center, 5100 Bullion Street in Mariposa , between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
    For more information, please contact the Bureau of Land Management, Folsom Field Office, 63 Natoma Street, Folsom CA 95630, or call (916) 985-4474.
  • Nov 29, 2004 Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF
    Agencies Seek Documentation on Impacts of Feral Dogs on Wildlife in Southern California.
    Feb 15, 2005 -The Desert Managers Group (DMG), a consortium of State and Federal agencies, are soliciting information from the public documenting impacts of feral/uncontrolled dogs on wildlife, domestic animals and humans throughout the California Deserts.
  • Feb 15, 2005 Press Release
    Furnace Creek Road Environmental Assessment.
    Feb 14, 2005 -The Inyo National Forest (INF) and the Ridgecrest Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are seeking comment on the Furnace Creek Road Environmental Assessment. Comment period closes on Feb 17, 2005. A request for a 30-day extension was denied.
  • Jan 18, 2005 Press Release HTML.
  • Jan 2005 Furnace Creek EA PDF.
    Plumas National Forest, Feather River Ranger District, California, Bald Mountain Project
    Feb 10, 2005 -The Forest Service will prepare an environmental impact statement on a proposal to harvest trees from approximately 90 acres using group selection silviculture methods, from approximately 100 acres using individual tree selection silviculture methods, and perform associated road system improvements within the pilot project area defined in the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act, October 1998 (HFQLGFRA).
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    Plumas National Forest, California; Empire Vegetation Management Project
    Feb 9, 2005 -The USDA Forest Service Plumas National Forest will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal to construct a Defensible Fuel Profile Zone (DFPZ), harvest trees using group- selection and individual tree selection silvicultural methods, and perform associated road-system improvement work in forested areas of public land northeast of Quincy, California
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    Commercial Pack Stock Use Authorizations for the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wildernesses, CA
    Jan 25, 2005 -The USDA Forest Service published a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Commercial Pack Stock Use Authorizations for the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wildernesses Project in the Federal Register on June 15, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 114, pages 33346-33348).
  • Jan 25, 2005 Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF.
  • June 15, 2004 Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF.


    NATIONAL NEWS

    Specific Associated Resource Use Limitations for Public Lands in Carbon and Emery Counties, UT
    Dec 13, 2005 - A notice of availability for the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Price Field Office planning area in Carbon and Emery Counties, Utah was published in the Federal Register, volume 69, number 136, Friday, July 16, 2004.

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    National Environmental Policy Act Documentation Needed for Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Activities (Categorical Exclusion).
    Dec 13, 2005 - The Forest Service is proposing to amend its directives in Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Chapter 30, which describes categorical exclusions, that is, categories of actions that will not result in significant impacts on the environment and, therefore, normally do not require further analysis in either an environmental impact assessment or an environmental impact statement.
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    Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Project, WY
    Dec 12, 2005 - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Project DEIS. The DEIS analyzes the environmental consequences of a proposed natural gas development and production operation on the 270,080 acre Atlantic Rim project area.
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    Thermal Energy Company Preference Right Lease Applications (PRLAs), San Juan County, NM
    Dec 8, 2005 - This action gives notice of the availability of the ROD for the PRLAs for the Thermal Energy Company.
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    White River National Forest; Summit County, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and Montezuma Bowl Projects, CO;
    Nov 30, 2005 - The USDA Forest Service will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to disclose the anticipated environmental effects of the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and Montezuma Bowl Projects. The Proposed Action would upgrade and expand infrastructure within the existing Special Use Permit (SUP) area to accommodate parking demands and improve skiing opportunities for existing and proposed visitation, thereby enhancing the quality of the recreation experience.
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    Arizona Strip, the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, AZ
    Nov 25, 2005 - Notice of availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Draft Resource Management Plan for the Arizona Strip, the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and the Grand Canyon- Parashant National Monument and a Draft General Management Plan for the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument (Arizona Strip Draft Plan/DEIS).
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    Forest Recreation Fees, Final Rule, USA
    Nov 22, 2005 - This final rule is making minor, purely technical changes to implement the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (16 U.S.C. 6801- 6814). The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act repealed and supplanted section 4 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (16 U.S.C. 460l-6a) as the authority for special recreation permits issued by federal land management agencies and for recreation fees charged by federal land management agencies, including the Forest Service.
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    Permits for Recreation on BLM-Public Lands, USA
    Nov 22, 2005 - This proposed rule would update the regulations of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that tell how to obtain recreation permits for commercial recreational operations, competitive events and activities, organized group activities and events, and individual recreational use of special areas.
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    Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Report for Vegetation Treatments on Public Lands, Nationwide
    Nov 10, 2005 -BLM is making available for public review and comment a draft national programmatic EIS and environmental report on vegetation treatments involving the use of chemical herbicides and other methods on the public lands administered by BLM in 17 western states, including Alaska.
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    North Valleys Rights-of-Way Projects Final Environmental Impact Statement, NV
    Nov 10, 2005 -Notice is given that the Bureau of Land Management, Carson City Field Office (BLM) has prepared, with the assistance of a third-party consultant, a Final EIS for the proposed North Valleys Rights-of-Way Projects, and has made the document available for public and agency review. The proposed Projects include the construction and operation of two separate water supply and transmission projects located in Washoe County, Nevada.
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    Travel Management; Designated Routes and Areas for Motor Vehicle Use; Final Rule, Nationwide
    Nov 9, 2005 -The Department of Agriculture is revising regulations regarding travel management on National Forest System lands to clarify policy related to motor vehicle use, including the use of off-highway vehicles. This final rule requires designation of those roads, trails, and areas that are open to motor vehicle use.
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    Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Resource Management Plan, NM
    Nov 4, 2005 - BLM announces the availability of the DEIS for the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument RMP. The DEIS documents the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of three alternative management plans for BLM-administered public lands within the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.
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    German Ridge Restoration Project, Hoosier National Forest, IN
    Nov 1, 2005 -The USDA Forest Service, Hoosier National Forest has completed a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) to disclose the environmental consequences of a vegetation restoration project. The FEIS addresses the potential environmental impacts of replacing pine plantations in the German Ridge area of Perry County, Indiana with native hardwood communities.
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    Oil and Gas and Exploration and Development Project, Sublette County, WY
    Oct 21, 2005 - Notice of Intent (NOI) to conduct public scoping and prepare an SEIS to the Pinedale Anticline Oil and Gas, and Exploration and Development Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD), July 2000.
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    Castle Peak and Eight Mile Flat Oil and Gas Expansion Project, UT
    Oct 21, 2005 - BLM's announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the Castle Peak and Eight Mile Flat oil and gas expansion project proposed by Newfield Rocky Mountains, Inc., formerly Inland Resources, Inc. This FEIS and ROD are being announced concurrently per 40 CFR part 1506 (b) (2).
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    Notice for Prepration of Mining Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), ID
    Oct 21, 2005 - BLM's Challis Field Office in Custer County, Idaho will be directing the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will analyze the mining impacts resulting from L&W Stone's Amended Plan of Operations in Custer County, Idaho.
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    Dry Fork Vegetative Restoration Project, Lewis and Clark National Forest, Cascade and Judith Basin Counties, MT
    October 17, 2005 - The USDA Forest Service is preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to further address issues associated with old growth associated with the Dry Fork Vegetative Restoration project on the Belt Creek Ranger District of the Lewis and Clark National Forest.
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    Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area (SCNCA), NV.
    October 14, 2005 - Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area (SCNCA).
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    Upper Deschutes Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), OR.
    October 14, 2005 - BLM announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Upper Deschutes RMP located in Klamath, Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties in Central Oregon. The Oregon/ Washington State Director has approved the RMP/ROD, which becomes effective immediately.
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    Moxa Arch Area Infill Gas Development Project (MAIP), Lincoln, Sweetwater, and Uinta Counties, Wyoming.
    October 7, 2005 -Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Moxa Arch Area Infill Gas Development Project, Lincoln, Sweetwater and Uinta Counties, WY.
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    Rangeland Management Direction Regarding Grazing Permit Administration
    Sep 20, 2005 -The Forest Service rescinded all of the direction referred to in these three Federal Register notices on September 9, 2005, and replaced it with the direction that was in place prior to July 19, 2005.
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    Creston/Blue Gap II Natural Gas Project, Carbon and Sweetwater Counties, WY
    Sep 8, 2005 -BLM Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Creston/Blue Gap II Natural Gas Project, Carbon and Sweetwater Counties, WY.
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    Gold Camp Road Final Plan/Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision
    Sep 7, 2005 -The Pike National Forest of the Rocky Mountain Region of the Forest Service announces availability of the Final Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final Plan/EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the Gold Camp Road.
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    Final supplementary recreation rules for public lands within El Paso, Fremont, Park and Teller Counties, CO
    Sep 2, 2005 -Final Supplementary Rules Regarding Operation of Motorized Vehicles and Bicycles and Closure of Public Lands to Recreational Target Shooting.
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    San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area and Tucson Resource Management Plan, AZ
    Sep 2, 2005 -Notice of Intent To Prepare the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area and Tucson Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement.
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    Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, ID
    August 26, 2005 - Notice of Availability of the Proposed Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve (NPS & BLM).
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    West Tavaputs Natural Gas Full Field Development Plan, Carbon and Duchesne Counties, UT
    August 26, 2005 - BLM Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and to Conduct Public Scoping for the West Tavaputs Natural Gas Full Field Development Plan, Carbon and Duchesne Counties, UT.
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    Final Supplementary Rules on Public Land in Oregon and Washington
    August 18, 2005 - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Oregon State Office is implementing supplementary rules for public lands within the states of Oregon and Washington. The rules are needed in order to protect the area's natural resources and provide for public health and safety.
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    Final Supplementary Rule for the Public Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land Management, AZ
    August 17, 2005 - Final Supplementary Rule for the Public Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office, Relating to Possession of Open Containers of Alcohol While Operating or Riding on/in Motor Vehicles.
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    Notice of Travel Restriction and Seasonal Closure to OHVs, Kanab Field Office, Utah
    August 10, 2005 - Notice of off-highway vehicle (OHV) travel restriction and seasonal closure to motorized use in the Hog Canyon and Trail Canyon areas, Bureau of Land Management, Kanab Field Office, Utah.
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    Forest Service Appeals Under 36 CFR, Part 215
    July 29, 2005 - Administrative Procedures for Processing Appeals Under 36 CFR, Part 215, for Projects or Activities Implementing Land and Resource Management Plans on National Forest System Lands.
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    Draft Resource Management Plan & Environmental Impact Statement for the Ely Field Office, Nevada
    July 29, 2005 - Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Ely Field Office, Nevada
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    San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA), AZ
    May 6, 2005 - Limitation of Activities to Daylight Hours on Selected Public Lands Within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA), and Other Areas, Cochise County, AZ, To Provide for Public Safety.
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    Rights-of-Way, Principles and Procedures
    April 22, 2005 - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is amending its regulations governing rights-of-way issued under both the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA).
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    Nevada Coal-Fired Power Plant EIS
    April 22, 2005 - The Winnemucca Field Office (WFO) of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is initiating the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed coal-fired power plant.
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    Change in Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Designations, CO
    April 20, 2005 - This notice implements five decisions from the Gold Belt Travel Management Plan, approved August 18, 2004. The following decisions are effective immediately on certain public lands in El Paso, Fremont, Park, and Teller Counties, Colorado.
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    Virgin and Muddy Rivers Surface Water Development Project, NV
    April 11, 2005 - Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Virgin and Muddy Rivers Surface Water Development Project.
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    Forest-Wide Integrated Weed Management, MT
    April 6 2005 - Forest-Wide Integrated Weed Management EIS, Lolo National Forest; Missoula, Mineral, Sanders, Granite, Lewis and Clark, Flathead, Ravalli, Lake and Powell Counties, MT.
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    BLM Land Use Planning rule
    March 23, 2005 - This final rule modifies the BLM's planning regulations with three objectives. It defines cooperating agency and cooperating agency status. It clarifies the responsibility of managers to offer this status to qualified agencies and governments, and to respond to requests for this status.
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    National Forest System Land Management Planning Directives
    March 23, 2005 - The Forest Service has issued twelve (12) interim directives to Forest Service Manuals 1330, 1900, and 1920 and Forest Service Handbook 1909.12 establishing procedures and responsibilities for implementing the National Forest land management planning regulation set out at 36 CFR part 219.
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    Disclaimer of Interest in Public Highway Rights-of-Way, UT
    Feb 24, 2005-Notice of Applications for Recordable Disclaimer of Interest in Public Highway Rights-of-Way Established Pursuant to Revised Statute 2477 (43 U.S.C. 932, Repealed October 21, 1976); Roads D28 and D30 in Daggett County, UT; Hickory Peak Road in Beaver County; and Horse Valley Road in Beaver and Iron Counties.
  • Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF.
    Request for Proposals for Woody Biomass Utilization Grant--Hazardous Fuel Reduction on National Forest System Lands
    Feb 10, 2005 -As part of implementing the Administration's Healthy Forest Restoration Initiative, the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, requests proposals for forest products projects that increase the use of woody biomass from national forest lands.
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    Final Supplementary Rules for Developed Recreation Sites Within the Area Managed by the Butte Field Office, Montana
    Feb 10, 2005 -The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Butte Field Office, is implementing supplementary rules. These supplementary rules will apply to the public lands within developed recreation sites managed by the Butte Field Office.
  • Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF.
    Resource Management Plan Revision and Environmental Impact Statement for Eastern Montana
    Feb 4, 2005 -The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will revise two Resource Management Plans (RMPs) by combining the Powder River and Big Dry RMPs (to be called the ``Miles City Field Office RMP'') and preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the effects of land and mineral management options.
  • Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF.
    Emerald Creek Garnet Area; Idaho Panhandle National Forests, Benewah and Latah Counties, ID
    Feb 3, 2005 -The St. Joe Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National forests is beginning analysis and preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement to address recreational gemstone digging of the garnet resource in the Emerald Creek drainage.
  • Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF.
    Allegheny National Forest, will prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Warren County, PA
    Feb 3, 2005 -The Forest Service, Allegheny National Forest, Bradford Ranger District, will prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement to disclose the environmental consequences of the proposed West Branch of Tionesta Project.
  • Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF.
    McGregor Range Resource Management Plan, NM
    Jan 31 2005 -The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is publishing a Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the McGregor Range Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) and Notice of Opening of Public Comment Period With Public Meetings.
  • Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF.
    Amendment to the Little Snake Resource Management Plan, Routt County, CO
    Jan 28, 2005 -The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is publishing a Notice of Intent To Amend the Little Snake Resource Management Plan for Acquisition and Management of Emerald Mountain. The lands would be acquired in a proposed land exchange between the State of Colorado (Colorado State Land Board) and the United States (Little Snake Field Office, BLM).
  • Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF.
    White Sands & Mimbres RMP, NM
    Jan 28, 2005 -The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to revise the White Sands RMP and to amend the Mimbres RMP. The revision and amendment and associated environmental analysis will update planning level decisions for public lands in Sierra, Otero, and Dona Ana Counties, which are managed by the Las Cruces Field Office (LCFO), New Mexico.
  • Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF.
    BLM Director's Response to an Appeal From the Governor of New Mexico Regarding Federal Fluid Minerals Leasing and Development
    Jan 25, 2005 -The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is publishing the reasons for BLM's rejection of the Governor of New Mexico's appeal regarding the Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) for Fluid Minerals Leasing and Development in Sierra and Otero Counties, New Mexico.
  • Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF.
    Record of Decision (ROD) and Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) for Federal Fluid Minerals Leasing in New Mexico
    Jan 25, 2005 -BLM announces the availability of the ROD/RMPA for Federal fluid minerals leasing and development in Sierra and Otero Counties, New Mexico.
  • Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF.
    Notice of Intent To Amend the Challis Resource Management Plan, ID
    Jan 19, 2005 - BLM is proposing to amend the Challis Resource Management Plan (RMP). The amendment and associated environmental analysis would allow for the potential disposal of public land to Custer County for a solid waste disposal and transfer area near Mackay, Idaho.
  • Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF.
    Upper Deschutes Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, OR
    Jan 14, 2005 - BLM has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan (PRMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Upper Deschutes portion of the Deschutes Resource Area of the Prineville District.
  • Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF.
    Draft Resource Management Plan and EIS in Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah Counties, Utah
    Jan 14, 2005 -BLM Vernal Field Office is announcing that the Draft RMP Revision/EIS is available for a 90 day public review and comment period.
  • Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF.
    Boulder Project; Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Oconto and Langlade Counties, Wisconsin
    Jan 11, 2005 -The Forest Service will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to document the analysis and disclose the environmental impacts of proposed land management activities, and corresponding alternatives, within the Boulder Project area.
  • Federal Register Notice HTML, PDF.
    National Forest Planning
    Jan 5, 2005 -The Forest Service released its final rule that provides the framework for individual forest management plans governing the 155 national forests and 20 grasslands. For the first time, an Environmental Management System (EMS) will be used during the planning process to improve performance and accountability.
  • Read the official notice removing the 2000 planning rule HTML PDF
  • Read the official notice of the new 2004 planning rule HTML PDF
  • Read a pre-published copy of the new rule PDF
    Related Documents:
  • Go to the Sept. 10, 2003 Federal Register notice HTML PDF
  • Go to the Mar 5, 2003 Federal Register notice HTML PDF.
  • Go to the Dec 18, 2002 Fed Register notice - appeal rule.
  • Go to the Dec 16, 2002 Fed Register notice - planning rule.
  • Go to the Dec 6, 2002 Fed Register notice - planning rule.
  • Go to May 20, 2002 Fed Register notice - planning rule.
  • Go to May 17, 2001 Fed Register notice - planning rule.
  • Go to May 17, 2001 Fed Register notice - planning rule.
  • Go to Jan 10, 2001 Fed Register notice - planning rule.
  • Go to Nov 9, 2000 Fed Register notice - planning rule.
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