Reclamation Initiates Belle Fourche Reservoir Resource Management Plan And Requests Input

Media Contact: Jay Leasure, (605) 519-5504

For Release: May 10, 2018

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Reclamation's Rapid City Office, in cooperation with the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks is beginning the development of a new Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Belle Fourche Reservoir. The RMP will be the blueprint for future management and development at Belle Fourche Reservoir. The first step in the RMP will be gathering public input thru a user survey, scheduled to begin in May, 2018.

Reclamation will administer a brief user survey throughout the summer at BFR to capture information that will be used to develop management alternatives in the RMP. Reclamation personnel will interview users as well as place the survey on vehicle windshields throughout the summer. In addition, voluntary "fill out/drop off" sites will be placed on existing informational kiosks located around Belle Fourche Reservoir, as well as a link to Reclamation's Internet site and a QR code link.

This is the first of many opportunities for the public to express their interest, concerns and ideas; as well as review and comment on the RMP as it develops. Reclamation is interested in the publics thoughts and will consider any opportunities and ideas brought up by the public providing they fall within Reclamations policies and regulations.

For more information please contact Jay Leasure at 605-519-5504.

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