The Wilderness Society spends a lot of time criticizing the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
But in the spirit of this season of giving, the environmental group looked for some positive things to praise regarding the agency, and it found one of them within the BLM’s Glenwood Springs Field Office.
The Wilderness Society has honored that office with one of its awards for conservation achievement, for creation of a local advisory group to help guide creation of the office’s new resource management plan.
Denver, CO– Regional and national efforts by the Bureau of Land Management were highlighted in the annual Comparative Analysis of Particular Excellence (CAPE) awards being handed out by The Wilderness Society’s BLM Action Center. For more than 75 years The Wilderness Society has pushed for added protections of our public lands and in the past year the BLM has made progress towards that effort.
DENVER – The last year has been rough on our public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Some of the region’s most pristine unprotected wildlands have been leased for oil and natural gas development or opened to motorized vehicle use. But there were some victories in 2008, and one of them was in your backyard.
The Wilderness Society's BLM Action Center presents the annual CAPE Awards to the Bureau of Land Management for achieving meaningful protections for public lands. The new administration took some important steps for wildlands conservation this year and we’re excited to count down the BLM's top ten accomplishments of 2009.
Here they are, in order (5 CAPEs is the highest ranking, l the lowest):