Gateway West: HAGERMAN PUBLIC MEETING, April 18, 4p – 7p

All 5 of the meetings – including Hagerman and Twin Falls – will be open house-style, with information stations staffed by BLM resource specialists and support staff from the contractor helping us prepare the supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS), which is currently open for public comment (through June 9th, as you read in the newsletter and online).
People may drop in any time during the scheduled hours and stay as long as they wish.  There will be some handouts available, along with comment forms and computer terminals for submitting comments.  The contractor will have a map station, with large-format printed maps and online views.  We also expect representatives from the companies proposing the project, Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power, to attend in an informal capacity.
Please let me know if you’d like any additional information.

Heather Feeney
Public Affairs Specialist
Bureau of Land Management
Idaho State Office | Communications
1387 South Vinnell Way | Boise, ID 83709  USA
desk | (208) 373-4060
cell | (208) 401-4256
 fax | (208) 373-4019 |


BLM News: 

DATE: March 30, 2016

CONTACT: Heather Feeney,, (208) 373-4060

BLM adds meeting to schedule
for Gateway West Draft Supplemental EIS 

Boise, IDAHO – The Bureau of Land Management has added Hagerman to the locations for open house public meetings on the Gateway West draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS).

In addition to the four meetings previously announced, there will be a public meeting in Hagerman, Idaho, on Monday, April 18, 2016, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the following location:

Hagerman Valley Community and Senior Center
140 E Lake Street
Hagerman, ID 83332

As previously announced, when the Draft SEIS was published, public meetings will also be held in Boise, Kuna, Twin Falls and Murphy on the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    10am-1pm Boise, Best Western Vista Inn at the Airport, 2645 W Airport Way, Boise, ID 83705
    4pm-7pm Kuna, Kuna Senior Center, 229 N Ave. A, Kuna, ID 83634
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016
    4pm-7pm Twin Falls, BLM District Office, 2878 Addison Avenue East, Twin Falls, ID 83301
  • Thursday, April 21, 2016
    4pm-7pm Murphy, Owyhee County Historical Society Museum, 17085 Basey Street, Murphy, ID 83650

The Gateway West draft supplemental EIS is open for public comment through June 9, 2016.

More information on the project, including maps and the full text of the Draft SEIS, is available on the BLM project website,


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

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