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.
Secretarial Order 3310 sets out a policy for designating and managing Wild Lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Following this Order, the BLM released three new manuals for implementing the policy, addressing:
In a letter to Doc Hastings, Chairman of House Committee on Natural Resources and Edward Markey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, The Wilderness Society President William H. Meadows sent words of support for Secretarial Order #330 announced in late December 2010.
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.