In May 2010, BLM hosted a science symposium in Albuquerque called "A Decade of Discovery," honoring the 10th anniversary of the National Landscape Conservation System. The symposium invited presenters from various fields to explore the scientific value of our conservation lands. BLM Action Center attorneys Nada Culver and Phil Hanceford made a presentation entitled, "Beyond Multiple Use: Conservation Highlights in Land Use Plans for the First BLM National Monuments." The presentation explored the challenged BLM faced in deciding how best to manage and plan for protecting the values and priority uses of national monuments, a new type of designation on BLM lands. This paper summarizes their presentation.