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By Hannah Romero

RMP concerns

Commissioners weigh in on BLM's plan, share worries over 'preferred' conservation alternative


September 7, 2023

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"This proposed plan has the very real possibility of destroying Sweetwater County's economy," Commissioner Island Richards said of the Bureau of Land Management's recently-released Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Rock Springs Field Office. 

The Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners discussed the RMP during Tuesday's meeting, expressing their support for conservation in areas like Greater Little Mountain but also their concern that the BLM's preferred plan goes too far and would hurt economic development. 

The BLM released the Draft Resource Management Plan, which quickly...

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