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What is a RMP?

What is a RMP?

A Resource Management Plan (RMP) is a land use plan which describes broad, multiple-use guidance for managing public land and mineral estate administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The plan is developed with public involvement and potential impacts of the plan are analyzed in an environmental impact statement (EIS) under guidelines of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1976 (NEPA).

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NEPA – What is an EIS?

NEPA – What is an EIS?

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assures that federal agencies will consider the impact of an action on the human environment before decisions are made and the action is taken. It requires that NEPA documents concentrate on issues that are significant to the action in question. The NEPA process is intended to help public officials make better decisions based on an understanding of environmental consequences, and take actions that protect, restore, and enhance the human environment.

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NEPA - The Basics

NEPA - The Basics

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assures that federal agencies will consider the impact of an action on the human environment before decisions are made and the action is taken. It requires that NEPA documents concentrate on issues that are significant to the action in question. The NEPA process is intended to help public officials make better decisions based on an understanding of environmental consequences, and take actions that protect, restore, and enhance the human environment.

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Objections

Forest Planning Process
STEP FOUR: Objections

WHAT IT IS: The 2005 Forest Service planning regulations do not provide citizens an opportunity for administrative appeal of a final forest plan. Instead, citizens can file an "objection" to a plan before a final decision is made. The objection is submitted to the Forest Service officer one level above the official who will approve the plan. Usually, this will be the Regional Forester, who may instruct the Forest Supervisor to modify the plan or conduct more analysis in response to the objections. Once the forest supervisor makes a final decision, there is no way to challenge it except by going to court.

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MUIRNet - Your Source for Access to Public Lands Information

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Natural Resources Consultant - California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs (CA4WDC)
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YOUR LETTERS ARE IMPORTANT - Letter Writing Tips and Talking Points

YOUR LETTERS ARE IMPORTANT - Letter Writing Tips and Talking Points

Some people feel that their voice is so small it won't be heard so why bother. Wrong! The "voice" not hear is the one not spoken.

Now is the time for everyone to speak their mind about access to public lands. WE (as in everyone with a vested interest in access to public lands) MUST get involved.

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