The BLM prepares comprehensive land use plans to guide management decisions and actions on public lands. Before 1985, BLM's land use plans were called Management Framework Plans (MFPs). Since 1985, BLM's land use plans are called Resource Management Plans (RMPs).
RMPs address the full compliment of programs and activities occurring on public lands, including off-highway vehicle use, fire management, wildlife management, mineral leasing, and livestock grazing. RMPs also provide direction for managing areas on public lands that require special protection, such as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, Research Natural Areas, and potential additions to the National Wild and Scenic River System.
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