This year the Bureau of Land Management moved to finalize some important plans that solidify the agency’s new approach to public lands management – one that reimagines multiple use management to truly encompass the many uses of our public lands, from wildlands conservation to recreation to smart energy development. Among these accomplishments are the final greater sage-grouse conservation plans, Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, and Dinosaur Trail Master Leasing Plan. As 2015 draws to a close, we’re thrilled to celebrate the successful wrapping up of these important plans and encouraging progress on many others.
The Comparative Analysis of Particular Excellence (CAPE) rating system, inspired by the superhero-like character of the BLM Action Center team (able to leap tall stacks of RMPs in a single bound!), ranges from one CAPE on the low end (worth a pat on the back) to five CAPEs on the high end (HUGE PROGRESS!!! WAY TO GO!!!).