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Volume One: Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Cover (376 KB), Abstract
(74 KB) , Reader's
Guide (167 KB) , Executive Summary (141 KB) and Table
of Contents (72 KB)
Chapter One-Purpose and Need (508
KB): This chapter offers a brief history and background of the management area. It describes the lead agencies (the USFS and the BLM) responsible for the overall planning
and management of the San Juan public lands. It describes the purpose and need for the action, the scoping process and issues, planning criteria, the planning process, related plans
and relevant policy, and the overall vision of this DLMP/DEIS.
Chapter Two-Alternatives (2.9 MB):
This chapter describes potential management approaches or “alternatives” and discusses the alternative development process. Four land management alternatives for managing
the San Juan Public Lands are evaluated in detail in this DLMP/DEIS, including the No-Action Alternative (Alternative A) and the agencies Preferred Alternative (Alternative B). Additionally,
the oil and gas leasing availability alternatives are described in detail in this chapter, including a no leasing alternative.
Chapter Three-Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences: This chapter describes
the current physical, biological, human, and land use environments of the management area (the affected environment). This description provides a baseline against which to compare
the impacts of the alternatives. The baseline described in this Chapter represents environmental and social conditions and trends in the planning area at the time this document was
being prepared. In addition, this chapter evaluates how, and to what extent, baseline conditions may be altered (impacted) by the alternatives (the environmental consequences). These
changes are measured in terms of adverse and beneficial impacts, direct and indirect impacts, and individual and cumulative impacts.
Chapter Four-List of Preparers ( 139
KB): This chapter presents the names and qualifications of the people responsible for preparing this DLMP/DEIS.
Chapter Five-References and Glossary (434
KB): This chapter provides full citation information for all references, published and unpublished, cited in this document, as well as a glossary of terms used to explain
natural resource concepts and management activities specific to this DLMP/DEIS.