View Point: FLPMA Turns Forty: Providing Bureau of Land Management with Long-Term Vision
AuthorRoss, Joseph V.H.
KeywordsBureau of Land Management
Federal Land policy and management Act
National landscape conservation System
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CitationRoss, J. V. (2016). View Point: FLPMA Turns Forty: Providing Bureau of Land Management with Long-Term Vision. Rangelands, 38(5), 301-306.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
AbstractOn the Ground • Under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages public lands to sustain their health, diversity, and productivity for the benefit of present and future generations. The task is complicated, and there are issues that need to be addressed. • Public demands and expectations continue to increase, and the agency must pursue logical, transparent, scientific and sustainable resource decisions. • I encourage the BLM to be more open, creative, and collaborate with diverse publics. As we see frustration grow with multiple-use management, the BLM needs to do a better job of balancing the needs and wishes of the American public.