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Accession Number PB2013-108353
Title Lower Sonoran Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 297p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract This Record of Decision (ROD) is an approval of the United States (US) Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Managements (BLMs) proposal to manage the BLM-administered lands in the Lower Sonoran Field Office (Lower Sonoran). This proposal is presented in the attached Approved Resource Management Plan (Approved RMP). This Approved RMP was described as Alternative E in the Lower Sonoran and Sonoran Desert National Monument Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS), which was released on June 15, 2012. While the PRMP/FEIS also addressed management of the Sonoran Desert National Monument Decision Area, this ROD applies only to those decisions for management of the Lower Sonoran Decision Area (LSDA). The LSDA is in Maricopa, Gila, Pima, Pinal, and Yuma Counties. Population centers in or next to the Lower Sonoran area are metropolitan Phoenix and the communities of Goodyear, Buckeye, Gila Bend, Ajo, Globe-Miami, Tonopah, Mobile, Maricopa, Casa Grande, and Sells. The decisions in the Approved RMP apply only to the BLM-administered lands and subsurface (mineral) estate in the Lower Sonoran Decision Area. This ROD provides an overview of the alternatives considered, a summary of protests received and clarifications made in response, management considerations and rationale for the decisions, and an overview of public involvement in the planning process.
Keywords Alternatives
Environmental impact
Land management
Lower Sonoran
Mineral rights
Natural resource management
Record of decision(ROD)

Source Agency Bureau of Land Management
NTIS Subject Category 48B - Natural Resource Management
Corporate Author Arizona Game and Fish Dept., Phoenix.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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