John Stewart

BLM Issues Guidance for Implementing Greater Sage-Grouse Plans

Milestone Reached in Cooperative Sagebrush Habitat Conservation

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today moved forward on its collaborative effort to conserve Greater Sage-Grouse and its habitat by issuing Instruction Memorandums (IMs) that clarify how aspects of the BLM’s land use plans will be implemented. These seven IMs relate to oil and gas leasing and development, grazing, and the collection and use of land management data. 

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John Stewart

BLM Extends Comment Period on Proposed Land-Use Planning Rule

BLM LogoApr 15, 2016 - In response to requests from the public, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will extend the comment period on a proposed land-use planning rule by 30 days. The proposed rule aims to improve the planning process by making it more collaborative, transparent, and effective. 

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John Stewart

Planning 2.0: Improving the Way We Plan Together

BLM LogoAs part of a continuing commitment to improve their management of the nation’s public lands, the Bureau of Land Management is reviewing the way they develop and update our Resource Management Plans (RMPs).

This initiative, known as Planning 2.0, aims to increase public involvement and incorporate the most current data and technology into land use planning.  They have released proposed revisions to planning regulations, along with a preliminary economic analysis and categorical exclusion for public review and comment.  By implementing these improvements, the BLM endeavors to enhance the way that it involves the public in its planning efforts, including measures to provide earlier, easier, and more meaningful participation.

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Substantial fee increases proposed for Imperial

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a draft Business Plan for the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA). The Business Plan calls for an increase in the weekly permit fee from $25 to $40 when purchased off-site. On-site weekly permits are proposed to be $70. The annual permit fee is proposed at $180. BLM intends to implement the fee increase on September 1, 2013.

The proposed public review and comment period has been limited to less than 3 weeks ending at 8:00 a.m. on November 5th.

The complete Business Plan is available at:http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/elcentro/recreation/ohvs/isdra/dunesinfo/docs/isdrabp.html

Please go to the Action Center for more information about how to participate in the public comment process. At a minimum we urge you to use the alert system to send an email to the BLM asking for an extension on the comment period.Original author: John

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