In a disappointing move today, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced a revised approach to managing wilderness-quality lands in light of the funding limitation placed on Secretarial Order 3310, also known as the Wild Lands Policy.
When did it become open season on our open spaces? First, Congress slashed conservation and environmental programs. Then we saw a backroom deal that stopped the BLM’s new Wildlands policy in its tracks.
Our western wild lands were dealt a heavy blow recently when Congress passed a bill to fund the federal government through the remainder of fiscal year with a provision that prohibits the use of funds to implement the Bureau of Land Management’s
These scoping comments on the Rock Springs Resource Management Plan (Wyoming) were submitted to BLM on behalf of The Wilderness Society, Center for Native Ecosystems, and Colorado Environmental Coalition on April 4, 2011.
The Bureau of Land Management must inventory, designate, and protect scenic qualities on public lands. This fact sheet provides an overview of the BLM's Visual Resource Management system and opportunities for public involvement.
In a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, county officials from across the West highlighted their support of Secretarial Order 3310, calling for wild lands protection by the Bureau of Land Management.