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OREGON - BLM Releases Baker DRMP AND DEIS For Comment - Meeting Update

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Vale District has released its Baker Field Office Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The RMP is being revised for BLM-administered lands within Baker, Union, Wallowa, Umatilla, Morrow and Malheur Counties in Oregon and Asotin County in Washington. The public lands that make up the "Decision Area" encompass approximately 428,425 surface acres in northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington.
The purpose of the Baker RMP revision is to provide broad-scale guidance for the management of public lands and resources administered by the BLM's Baker Field Office. When completed, the RMP will guide the BLM in the implementation of all its subsequent management actions and site-specific activities in the Decision Area.
Copies of the Draft RMP/EIS are available at the BLM Baker Field Office and Vale District Office or may be viewed online at http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/vale/plans/bakerrmp/draftrmp.php.

To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft RMP/EIS by February 23, 2012. You may submit comments related to the Draft RMP/EIS by any of the following methods:
Website: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/vale/plans/bakerrmp/contact.php
E-mail: BakerRMP@blm.gov
Fax: (541) 523-1965
Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Baker Field Office, P.O. Box 947, Baker City, Oregon 97814

Public meetings to share information and respond to questions about the Draft RMP/EIS are scheduled for:

Durkee: Jan. 10 - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Community Hall
Old school house just off old Hwy 30

Enterprise: Jan. 11 - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Community Connection
702 NW 1st St.

Pendleton: Jan. 17 - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Convention Center
1601 Westgate

Baker: Jan. 18 - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
BLM Baker Field Office
3285 11th Street

La Grande: Jan. 19 - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Library
2006 4th Street

For further information contact, Allison Kuehl, RMP Team Leader, at (541) 523-1931 or Ted Davis, BLM Baker Field Manager, at (541) 523-1431 or via email at BakerRMP@blm.gov.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.
Thanks in advance for your support,

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107