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Department of the Interior Strategic Plan:

Lays out mission areas and outcome goals related to protecting America’s Treasured Landscapes, including Resource Protection, Sustainability, Indian Nations Government to Government, Science, and a 21st Century DOI.

BLM California Strategic Framework:
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Graph showing BLM California Strategic Framework. BLM California has three business lines: Sustainability, Heritage, and Community, set upon a foundation of Operational Excellence and our Core Values. Each business line expresses three outcome goals which outline long-term direction and desired results for public land management. The goals are used to set workload priorities across programs in support of BLM’s mission to sustain the health and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. This graph cannot be made Section 508 compliant.  For help with its data, please call (916) 978-4400 and reference the BLM California Strategic Framework.

BLM California has three business lines: Sustainability, Heritage, and Community, set upon a foundation of Operational Excellence and our Core Values. Each business line expresses three outcome goals which outline long-term direction and desired results for public land management. The goals are used to set workload priorities across programs in support of BLM’s mission to sustain the health and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 


Sustainability

Energy: Expedite analysis and processes for priority solar, wind and geothermal energy projects. Facilitate development of conventional energy in the form of oil and gas resources, and ensure reclamation occurs. Facilitate the permitting of biomass and hydroelectric energy projects, and associated transmission projects. Ensure environmental compliance and safety. Complete and implement the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan.

Ecological Function: Improve land and water health, and restore watersheds. Sustain species health by preventing listings and recovering listed species and habitats. Develop and implement a sage grouse conservation strategy. Develop climate change strategies.

Working Landscapes: Make locatable minerals and mineral materials available in an environmentally responsible manner. Provide sustainable livestock grazing.


Heritage

NLCS: Protect and restore conservation values in National Landscape Conservation System lands. Enhance conservation values through community partnerships.

Tribal Relationships: Consult and collaborate with tribal governments on matters of common interest. Meet all trust obligations and implement the Interagency
Traditional Gathering Policy.

Natural and Cultural Heritage: Protect the natural and scenic integrity of areas of critical environmental concern and other special areas. Conserve historic and prehistoric features important to communities. Implement the SHPO protocol. Maintain healthy wild horse and burro populations.


Community

Recreation: Provide a broad variety of public recreation, visitor services and environmental education. Encourage partnered delivery of services and volunteerism.

Partnerships: Ensure that communities of place, communities of interest and advisory committees participate in the preparation of resource management and activity plans. Engage Communities in effective working partnerships between BLM and outside entities and individuals that plan, analyze, and deliver mission outcomes.

Public Safety: Reduce threats posed by abandoned mine lands, including physical safety and water quality hazards. Implement the Healthy Forest initiative including wildland urban interface fuels treatments and stewardship contracting. Address noxious weeds. Emphasize visitor safety, border issues and marijuana eradications.


Operational Excellence

Budget: Focus fiscal management practices on performance and financial accountability. Emphasize alignment of budget and strategic goals.

Employees: Value all employees and maintain a respectful and inclusive workplace. Implement strategies to address future skills and diversity. Apply workforce planning so that tables of organization align with budget priorities. Make investments in employee development, leadership development, youth, volunteers, veterans and communications. Ensure employee safety, including the use of risk assessments, facility security and CASHE audit compliance

Process: Set annual process improvement goals. Provide mission operational support through a strong foundation in geographic services, business practices, information systems and recruiting and retaining a skilled workforce. Promote efficiency and best management practices.


Core Values

Maintain our commitment to public service, integrity and agency accountability.


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BLM manages 15.2 million acres of public lands in California - nearly 15% of the state's land area - and 1.6 million acres in northwestern Nevada. 


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Quick Facts
15.2 million acres in California
1.6 million acres in northwest Nevada
47 million acres subsurface mineral estate underlying federal surface land, 2.5 million acres underling private lands, and 592,000 underlying Native American Tribal lands.
4 National Monuments
1 National Conservation Area
1 old-growth Forest Reserve
1 Outstanding Natural Area
204 Areas of Critical Environmental Concern
100 miles of public land along 8 national wild and scenic rivers
85 wilderness areas covering 3.8 million acres
67 wilderness study areas covering 1.1 million acres
580 miles on 4 National Scenic & Historic Trails
14.8 million barrels of oil produced annually
12.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas produced annually
215,000 ounces of gold and 35,000 ounces of silver produced annually
384,746 animal unit months of forage for livestock
12,000 miles of rights-of-way (includes 2,227 for roads and 2,054 for power/telephone lines)
16.2 million acres available for open and limited off-road vehicle recreation
Home to 2,300 wild horses and 1,300 burros
6.5 million board feet of timber harvested annually
Habitat for 800 wildlife species in California
22,000 mining claims
$194 million in oil and gas royalties, $1.8 million from wind projects, and $8.4 million from geothermal projects annually
1,373 wind turbines authorized, producing 828 megawatts
Processing 9 wind development applications on 58,207 acres
3 authorized solar facilities in construction
Processing 22 solar energy applications encompassing 309,000 acres
3 District Offices/15 Field Offices 
850 employees

 

 

 

 

 


BLM manages 15.2 million acres of public lands in California - nearly 15% of the state's land area - and 1.6 million acres in northwestern Nevada.  BLM California also administers 47 million acres of subsurface mineral estate underlying federal surface land, 2.5 million acres underlying privately owned land, and 592,000 acres of Native American tribal land where BLM has trust responsibility for mineral operations. The BLM's multiple-use and sustained yield mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.