Rock Springs Resource Management Plan
The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs field office is currently revising their field wide management plan, consisting of 3.6 million acres. Wyoming Wildlife Federation has identified six priority habitats within this field office – Devil’s Playground and Cedar Mountain, Adobe Town, Jack Morrow Hills, Big Sandy, Greater Little Mountain Area, and the Red Desert to Hoback mule deer migration corridor.
The Rock Springs Resource Management Plan (RMP) has been in revision for several years now. The BLM and other decision makers from local, state and federal entities have sat down over the years to formulate and write the plan. The draft plan is due out in early 2018 when the public will have an opportunity to provide their comments and input.
In an effort to gain exposure to the need for increased conservation measures, the Federation provided these decision makers with a few field tours to help network with one another, get folks on the ground to talk about the value of place, and become more familiar with the land. In August we organized a tour of the the Jack Morrow Hills and the western side of Flaming Gorge. Conservationist shared their desire for increased protectiosn with decision makers. Landscapes like the Devil’s Playground and Cedar Mountain. With a belief that time in the field gives the best exposure to conservation need, WWF will continue these efforts leading up the the release of the Draft Rock Springs BLM Resource Management Plan.