This paper looks back at the evolution of the BLM’s conservation mission as a vital part of its mandate, including multiple use, through the agency’s creation and the first fundamental shifts toward retaining public lands for public use and management.
Recognizing the importance, urgency and opportunity of developing alternatives to fossil fuel, The Wilderness Society and 7 conservation groups have signed onto a vision for the responsible development and transmission of renewable energy in Oregon.
In 2025, just 15 years from now, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act will have been guiding the agency’s management for 50 years. In that same year, the National Landscape Conservation System will turn 25.
This research paper is intended to identify issues relating to climate change that the Forest Service should consider as it revises its forest management plans in the Sierra Nevada. Climate change puts at risk the ability of ecosystems to continue to provide the values we expect from wildlands.
The Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area and Dominguez Canyon Wilderness, in western Colorado, were designated in the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. The Dominguez-Escalante NCA RMP will guide management for these areas for the next 20 years.