BLM Planning

Engaging in the planning process with the Bureau of Land Management will help ensure that conservation of wilderness quality and sensitive lands is balanced with other uses.

When the BLM and the public work together to identify appropriate uses and protective measures, our lands can be managed more effectively. This collaborative approach allows for input from local communities and others who care about the future of our last wild places.

The BLM develops Resource Management Plans and makes decisions using the best data, research and science available as well as extensive public involvement. RMPs may be revised or amended as the BLM acquires information and knowledge of new circumstances relevant to land and resource values, uses and environmental concerns. This land use planning process is vital to ensuring proper management of our public lands for future generations.

BLM district planning

With more than 250 million acres at stake, we have an opportunity to help shape the future of BLM lands in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Plans open for comment

The BLM is accepting comments on a management plan for southern Wyoming's unique Adobe Town and other citizen proposed wilderness areas. Learn more about these planning efforts and others that are now open to public involvement and comment.

  • Michael Reinemer
    To mark the 50th year since the signing of the Wilderness Act in 1964, the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment and The Wilderness Society will host a conference on September 4 and 5 at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder. “Celebrating the Great Law: The Wilderness Act at 50” will feature prominent authors, professors, historians, activists and Colorado’s poet laureate.  
  • cate tanenbaum

    Wilderness Society applauds House for moving beyond ‘gridlock’ but says new amendments lead legislation astray

    The Wilderness Society today praised the House Natural Resources Comamittee for advancing Wilderness designations for Washington state and Nevada but worries House legislation departs too significantly from more locally supported counterpart bills in the Senate. 

  • Neil Shader

    The following statement can be attributed to Chase Huntley, senior government relation director for The Wilderness Society. Chase was invited to testify before the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on H.R. 596 and H.R. 1363.