Doyon Lands Department Monitors BLM Plans for Long-Term Impacts
The Doyon Lands and Natural Resources Department continues to monitor the completion of the Central Yukon and Bering Sea Western Interior Resource Management Plan (RMP) with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). RMPs are normally about 20 years long, but the current plans in the Doyon region are many years past their expiration. The plans set management direction for federal lands, which impact adjacent Doyon and village corporation land. Some of the land designations and plans can impact multi-use capabilities, such as cutting wood, gravel use, trapping, and a variety of other uses. The process started in 2013 and the RMPs follow the National Environmental Policy Act process, which provides a 90-day comment period for communities, Doyon, and the public.
Doyon is the largest private landowner impacted in the RMPs. The Lands and Natural Resources Department staff will review the plans and attend community meetings when the draft plans are made public.
For more information on the current plans or this process, contact the Lands and Natural Resources Department at 907-459-2000, or 1-888-478-4755 (toll free), or firstname.lastname@example.org.