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

    The Wilderness Society praises Congress for passing the Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act (H.R. 356 / S. 27). The legislation provides for the exchange of roughly 20,000 acres of Utah’s mineral rights from ecologically and culturally sensitive lands in the Desolation Canyon region of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation for federal mineral rights in another part of the reservation.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The draft House Interior and Environment Appropriations bill released today is a clear improvement from previous years, though it still misses the mark on several key conservation, climate and public lands needs and is laden with numerous policy provisions or “riders” that have no place in the appropriations process.

  • Michael Reinemer

    On Wednesday, The Wilderness Society presented lifetime conservation achievement awards to Representatives George Miller, Jim Moran and Rush Holt, who collectively represent 80 years of support for conservation of some of America’s most stunning landscapes and protection of the country’s clean air and water.  All three members of Congress have announced their plans to retire at the end of the current session.

    Rep. George Miller (California – 11th District)