The Bureau of Land Management Carson City Field Offices have released their draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and are asking the public to review and comment. They are holding their first public meeting January 13th.
You can stop by anytime between 5 to 7pm. There will be informational stations regarding the current Resource Management Planning process for our district with ample opportunities to talk one-on-one with BLM staff. Make sure to let the BLM staff know how much you appreciate the job they do in managing America’s resources and the importance of wild public lands to you.
The Bureau of Land Management in the Carson City District is in the middle of their land use planning process. The Resource Management Plan they are working on will guide how our 4.8 million acres of public lands will be managed for the next couple decades. Their preferred plan proposes to continue strong protective measures for the eight Wilderness Study Areas within the district and to manage an additional eight Northern Nevada areas to protect their wilderness characteristics.
The BLM deserves the highest recognition for proposing to protect these Lands with Wilderness Characteristics, although two outstanding areas have been omitted from the plan and should also be included: Petersen Mountain and Monte Cristo North. If you know either of these two areas, please talk with the staff about your experiences and the importance of protecting these amazing landscapes. If you don't have personal knowledge of these areas, speaking to the importance of protecting Lands with Wilderness Characteristics is just as helpful!
We need your help to attend this critical meeting to submit written comments to the Bureau of Land Management, urging them to include these special areas back into the RMP as lands with wilderness characteristics.
Date: Tuesday, January 13th from 5-7pm
Location: The Nugget Hotel and Casino. The Ponderosa Room, 2nd floor.
The RMP/EIS will address issues such as lands with wilderness characteristics, as well as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), lands and realty, utility corridors, solar energy, wind energy, and so much more.
It is essential that we have Reno/Sparks citizens attend this meeting to show the BLM that wild lands matter!