This guide walks you through how the BLM Scoping Process works for National Monuments and National Conservation Areas. Scoping is the first stage in the planning process where the BLM solicits public input to get a general understanding of major resource issues and management concerns. During this stage, the BLM issues a Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register, signaling the start of the formal environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Celebrations are happening across the country this month to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the National Landscape Conservation System, which protects some of country’s most beloved lands and unique cultural sites.
Since its birth, the National Landscape Conservation System, which is managed by the Bureau of Land Management, has come a long way.
Millions of acres of lands and waters containing many of the nation’s most incredible natural and cultural treasures got a long-overdue boost last week when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued new guidance that made the protection of natural and cultural resources a top priority.