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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Survey and Manage

General Guidance

Mingan moonwort, Botrychium minganense. Photo by Mary Clay Stensvold @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS.
Mingan moonwort, Botrychium minganense. Photo by Mary Clay Stensvold @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS.

Below you will find a series of transmittal memos that contain information regarding how to implement the Survey and Manage Standards and Guidelines found in the January 2001 Record of Decision (PDF). General Guidance documents are Instructional Memorandums and Information Bulletins in PDF format. These files are ordered starting from the most recent, and the document code listed at the beginning of each line indicates the year the document was released. Many of the documents include links to other attachments. In case those links become invalid over time, PDF versions of the attachments are provided in a bulleted list beneath the original documents.

On April 25, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an Opinion that reversed the U.S. District Court Western District of Washington's order approving the Survey & Manage Settlement Agreement (Conservation Northwest, et al. v. Sherman, et al., July 6, 2011 Order (W.D. Wash)). The 9th Circuit remanded the case back to the district court for further remedy proceedings consistent with its Opinion.

On June 19, 2013, the Ninth Circuit Court issued its formal mandate, such that their April 2013 ruling takes effect. The case was remanded back to the district court and remedy is pending.