Courtesy US Bureau of Land Management
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BLM announced that they are considering changing how they manage public lands in a proposed ‘Public Lands Rule’. BLM is considering how they should balance the many demands on these public lands – to consider conservation, recreation, wildlife, and cultural lands protections.
There will be in-person meetings in Denver, Reno and Albuquerque
Here’s info on the 2 virtual meetings … registration required:
- This next Monday, May 15, from 5-7 p.m. MT, Register at https://swca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S4-EBLxqRHa-yikYQQUNQw
- Monday, June 5, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. MT, Register at https://swca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QwRH6XZeS6amUDI70FzriA
Background provided by Audubon Rockies:
- BLM manages 1 in every 10 acres of land in the US and approximately 30% of the nation’s minerals.
- BLM is responsible for 22.8 million acres of public land in UT – that’s 42% of the state!
- In March, BLM announced that they are considering changing how they manage these public lands in a proposed ‘Public Lands Rule’. BLM is considering how they should balance the many demands on these public lands – to consider conservation, recreation, wildlife, and cultural lands protections. This is a REALLY big deal
“Because of the importance of public lands to many of you, providing amazing recreational opportunities and habitat for wildlife, I wanted to make sure that you’re aware of these upcoming virtual meetings. It’s also worth noting that recent science has reported that we’re losing – get ready for this – 1.3 million acres of functional sagebrush habitat a year (that includes a lot of public land). So big decisions are being considered, right now, on how public lands across the West can be managed to be more resilient to wildfire and drought, and all the other challenges.”
Policy and Outreach Director, Audubon Rockies
FACT SHEET: Proposed Public Lands Rule
UPDATE: BLM RELEASES PUBLIC MEETING INFORMATION FOR PROPOSED PUBLIC LANDS RULE (May 10)
Rule would protect healthy public lands, promote habitat conservation and restoration and further thoughtful development
Original press release May 3: https://www.blm.gov/press-release/bureau-land-management-releases-meeting-dates-proposed-public-lands-rule