Negative Impacts of Draft BLM Planning 2.0 on Local Government Involvement in BLM Decisions

Published April 15th, 2016 by Budd-Falen Law Offices, L.L.C.


On February 11, 2016, the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) introduced new draft planning regulations (“draft Planning 2.0”) to “enable the BLM to more readily address landscape-scale issues . . . and to respond more effectively to environmental and social change.” The statutory authority for the BLM to adopt these new planning regulations is the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (“FLPMA”). FLPMA was adopted in 1976; that Act (1) changed the BLM’s mission from the disposal of public land to retention of these lands, (2) required the BLM to prepare land and resource management plans (“RMP”) which govern all activities on the BLM-managed lands, and (3) required that BLM lands be managed for “multiple use and sustained yield.”

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