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Planning 2.0: BLM Takes Major Step Toward Modernizing Planning Process, Increasing Public Involvement
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced a major step as part of its Planning 2.0 initiative to modernize the agency’s planning process and increase public involvement in the management of 245 million acres of public lands the agency directs. The new approach will make future land-use planning more collaborative, transparent, and effective. The changes will increase opportunities for early engagement by state and local government, Tribes and other stakeholders in BLM’s land-use decision-making while adopting a broader landscape-scale, science-based approach to managing public lands and incorporate modern technology into the agency’s planning process. Read more>
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Donlin Gold Project Draft EIS Public Meeting
Approximately 170 people attended an Anchorage public meeting about the Donlin Gold Project Draft EIS on Jan. 28, 2016. For a full schedule of public meetings and subsistence hearings, please visit the Donlin EIS website. The public comment period ends April 30, 2016.
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2016 #BLMIditaChat with Mushers and their Dogs!
@BLMAlaska hosted a “Sled Dog Tales: Talk with Alaska Sled Dogs” Tweet Chat on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. AKST (1 to 3 p.m. EST).
Several classrooms and individual Tweeters asked sled dogs and their mushers what they really think and experience. Anyone with a Twitter account can search #BLMIditaChat and see the 2 hour long Twitter conversation from Wednesday, Jan. 20. And visit the 2016 BLMIditaChat Q&A page for more dog answers and answers to more questions. Thank you to all the schools, libraries, students, and individuals who participated this year, and the mushers and their amazing sled dogs!