State of the National Landscape Conservation System: A Second Assessment

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

In 2010 the National Landscape Conservation System marks a 10th anniversary and The Wilderness Society has conducted an assessment of the current management of these valuable conservation lands. Our report documents significant improvement since we first evaluated the program five years ago, in our first assessment, but while laudable, they should be viewed only as a first step.

Through a variety of carefully chosen indicators, the State of the National Landscape Conservation System – A Second Assessment explores whether the BLM is making progress toward this vision and its mission for these lands: “to conserve, protect, and restore these nationally significant landscapes that have outstanding cultural, ecological and scientific values for the benefit of current and future generations.

NOTE: This file is a 29 MB pdf file. An online version is available for browsing here.

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