This Biological Assessment (BA) is prepared for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that describes the comprehensive analysis of alternatives for the planning and management of public lands and resources administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Rawlins area of Wyoming. The public lands and federal mineral estate within the RFO Resource Management Planning Area (RMPPA) are the subject of the planning effort (DEIS) and this document. This document is a component of the BLM Draft Environmental Impact Statement Resource Management Plan (RMP) and is prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) which requires that an environmental impact statement be prepared for any federal actions that may significantly affect the human environment. The preparation and adoption of a RMP by the BLM is such a Federal action.
Bureau of Land Management, "Rawlins RMP Biological Assessment" (1998). All U.S. Government Documents (Utah Regional Depository). Paper 468.