The Interior Department is changing the way energy development is done by evaluating specific places on public lands before projects are proposed. By identifying suitable places ahead of time, solar energy will face less conflict and cause fewer impacts.
Multiple flood events have made the Suiattle River road impassable, extremely limiting opportunities to explore some of the best hikes, lakes and peaks of Glacier Peak Wilderness, such as iconic Image Lake and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.
Former industrial sites provide some of the best opportunities for energy development and can help revitalize local economies while reducing pressure to develop renewable energy on public lands, including some of America’s wild places.
Alaska is renowned for some of the most beautiful, wild scenery in the world. A land of epic wildlife migrations and vast undeveloped wilderness, Alaska truly is the nation’s last, great wild frontier.
Our National Conservation Lands were designated specifically to conserve, protect and restore some of the most outstanding landscapes in the country. With the added guidance provided by new manuals, the BLM is well on its way toward meeting these goals.