U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Nevada State Office
|Release Date: 06/13/12|
|News Release No. NSO 2012-25|
BLM Hosts Interactive Social and Economic Public Workshops for Sage-Grouse Planning Effort
Reno, Nev.— As part of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy, the BLM and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) are holding interactive social and economic public workshops on June 28 at the Gold Dust West Hotel, 2171 US Highway 50 E, Carson City, Nevada. The workshops will include a 20-minute presentation followed by a 40-minute discussion and will be offered at 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
The workshops will guide interested partners on how to contribute social and economic information in the development of the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to amend Land Use Plans throughout the Greater Sage-grouse’s range in Nevada and Northeast California. They will also provide an opportunity for individuals to provide information regarding the use of public lands resources, how public lands influence their quality of life and how the BLM and U.S. Forest Service can balance multiple uses on public lands while planning for conservation of sage-grouse habitat. This input will be used to develop consistent objectives and conservation measures that will be incorporated into all relevant land use plans by 2014.
For individuals who cannot attend the workshop in person, the presentation and discussion will be available real-time online through WebEx. If you are new to using WebEx, we recommend you join the meeting up to 15 minutes prior to the start time. The line will be muted until the meeting begins.
To access WebEx:
Topic: Nevada and Northern California Sage Grouse Socioeconomic Workshop
Event Password: sagegrouse
For more information about the BLM and USFS’s sage-grouse planning efforts, please visit the BLM’s National Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy webpage.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use 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.
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|Last updated: 06-14-2012|
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