BLM seeks comments on I-90 corridor travel management plan

Written by on May 30, 2018

Press Release – The BLM is seeking comments on a draft Environmental Analysis (EA) for the I-90 Corridor Comprehensive Travel and Transportation Management Plan which will designate an appropriate and sustainable system of routes for motorized travel that provide a quality recreational experience.  The EA addresses only roads on BLM-administered surface within the I-90 corridor.

The I-90 corridor has a high density of oil and gas wells and associated infrastructure at or near the end of production. As the wells reach the end of their life cycle, the well pads, roads, and other infrastructure may be reclaimed if they are not designated to provide recreation or commercial benefit to public land users such as big game hunters and grazing permitees.

The draft EA was published on May 21, 2018, and comments will be accepted until June 28, 2018. The BLM will host three public meetings. The meetings will be open-house style with BLM specialists available to answer questions. Meetings will be held in Gillette at the Campbell County Public Library (2101 S 4-J Rd) on Tuesday, June 5 from 5 to 7 p.m., and in Buffalo at the BLM field office (1425 Fort St) on Wednesday, June 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Tuesday, June 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. The BLM welcomes and values the public’s diverse views, and encourages interested parties to comment.

The planning area is located between the cities of Buffalo and Gillette along Interstate 90 and contains 108,437 acres of BLM-administered public land. The majority of the area is in Johnson County, with the southeastern portion falling in Campbell County.

The draft document can be viewed at: https://goo.gl/57scVo

Written comments can be emailed to blm_wy_buffalo_wymail@blm.gov or sent regular mail to BLM, Attn: NEPA Coordinator, 1425 Fort St, Buffalo, WY 82834. Comments must be received by June 28, 2018.


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