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.

  • Testimony delivered by The Wilderness Society's Chase Huntley to the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

  • A letter to Members of the House of Representatives urging them to oppose HR 4899, a bill that would undermine important wildland protections and force drilling in pristine areas of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

  • Every year, a coalition of conservation and environmental groups produce a report to help Congress as it debates the federal budget for the year. This report, has typically been to referred to as the "Green Budget." This year, it is titled "Green Investments," and it illustrates the importance of reinvesting in conservation and natural resources programs for Fiscal Year 2015 by looking at some of the effects of recent budget cuts.