As part of its ongoing effort to improve the management of the nation’s public lands by working more efficiently with the public and partners, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold two public listening sessions on its Planning 2.0 initiative in Denver and Sacramento during October. Both meetings will provide an overview of the effort as well as a group discussion on methods to improve the BLM’s planning process.
The Planning 2.0 effort is aimed at creating a more dynamic and efficient way of developing the Resource Management Plans (RMPs) that provide the framework for the management of public lands. Congress has directed the BLM to develop RMPs under the principles of multiple use and sustained yield and in consultation with the public and with its partners from tribal, state, and local governments and other federal agencies. RMPs provide the basis for every action the BLM takes and serve as its primary tool for providing the public a voice in the management of public lands.
The initiative addresses the goals set forth in the Roadmap for Success and incorporates elements of the landscape approach into the BLM land use planning process to create a framework to allow more effective and efficient planning across landscapes.
Specifically, the Planning 2.0 effort seeks improvements in the agency’s ability to:
- Respond to environmental and social change in a timely manner.
- Provide for a more cooperative and collaborative planning process.
- Plan across landscapes and at multiple scales.
The Denver meeting will convene October 1, 2014, 1pm to 5pm, MDT, at the Denver Marriott West, 1717 Denver West Boulevard, Golden, CO 80401. The Denver meeting will have a livestream option for people to participate remotely. The meeting can be accessed at www.blm.gov/live/.
The Sacramento meeting will take place October 7, 2014, 1pm to 5pm, at the Double Tree by Hilton Sacramento, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 95815.
Individuals interested in preregistration for the listening sessions or subscription to the Planning 2.0 email contact list can contact the agency through the project’s website at www.blm.gov/plan2. Pre-registration is optional and is intended to help us plan for meeting setup.
To learn more about the BLM Planning 2.0 initiative, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
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