SNPLMA Strategic Plan

SNPLMA Strategic Plan

The Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA) was signed into law in October of 1998.  Since that time, sale of Federal land has generated over $3.4 billion and funded over 1200 projects through the SNPLMA Program.

The work completed through the SNPLMA has made a significant impact on the quality of life for those who live in the State of Nevada and in the Lake Tahoe and Lake Mead areas.  SNPLMA has created a successful legacy of land acquired, projects implemented, and a healthier environment for current and future generations.

The Bureau of Land Management, the lead Federal agency in implementing the SNPLMA, has joined with state, local, and other Federal agencies to develop a unique partnership.  Members of the SNPLMA Executive Committee (EC), Partners Working Group (PWG), and category subgroups review, rank, and recommend projects for funding approval by the Secretary of the Interior.  These partners also work together to facilitate the sale of Federal land as directed by Congress and to allocate and manage the revenue in the public’s best interest.  The SNPLMA Program partners implement and provide oversight of projects funded through the program.  The partners participate to manage the program in a flexible, adaptive, collaborative, and transparent manner.

In 2010, the partners agreed to create a Strategic Plan to guide the program for the next five years.  Click here to view the Strategic Plan.

As we approach the end of the planning timeframe for the Strategic Plan, work has begun to update the Strategic Plan for 2015.  In December, 2013, partners and stakeholders to the SNPLMA program were asked to provide foundational input for plan development through a questionnaire and at meetings held in Las Vegas, Reno, and Ely, Nevada.  Click here for the questionnaire and here for a summary of the minutes from those meetings.

In January of 2014, the SNPLMA EC and PWG met to discuss the foundational input from partners and stakeholders and develop guidance for development of the Strategic Plan.  In February 2014, the subgroups for each project category met to discuss this guidance and make recommendations to the PWG and EC.  Subsequent meetings of the PWG and EC in the spring of 2014 conducted to refine and clarify the Strategic Plan guidance were informed by the recommendations from the subgroups.  All of this information has contributed to the development of the first draft of the updated Strategic Plan.   

This first draft of the updated Strategic Plan is now available for review and comment.  Click here for a copy of this draft Strategic Plan.  Comments and feedback on this draft of the Strategic Plan are due by July 7, 2014.  Please send your comments directly to jralston@blm.gov and use the words Strategic Plan in the subject heading of your e-mail.