Stories From the Field: Ecosystems
In the 1990s, the BLM began to focus on how to manage ecological systems as a whole – recognizing that humans are part of ecosystems.
By Tim Burke
One of the most distinctive features of this remote area of northeastern California is the ubiquitous western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis).
A Director’s Perspective: 2007-2009
By James L. Caswell
When I became director, my vision was to fundamentally change how the BLM defines its land-use planning areas, selects priority conservation and restoration projects, and refines monitoring protocols to facilitate adaptive management.
The Sadler Fire:
The 1999 Fire Season and the Great Basin Restoration Initiative
By Helen Hankins, with Tom Warren
After the Sadler Fire, the working relationships the BLM had before 1999 and the bonds we built during that fire season enabled us and all of our partners to meet the challenge of restoring the land.
Restore New Mexico: A Model for the Nation
By Jesse Juen
Seven years ago, a program was launched that would change the history of land management in New Mexico and the nation.
BLM’s Landscape Approach and Ecoregional Assessments
By Joe Tague
Since 2006, the BLM has been transitioning to a landscape management approach, recognizing the need to work across jurisdictions and beyond individual projects.
By Mike Pellant
The Great Basin Restoration Initiative (GBRI) began in 1999 as a result of a catastrophic wildfire season that burned 1.7 million acres of rangelands, mostly in Nevada.
By Mike Dombeck
In spite of its technical and scientific complexity, ecosystem thinking is founded on a basic concept: that natural processes and systems are intricately linked over broad expanses of space and time.
By Elaine Zielinski
The Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) was the BLM’s first large-scale, multiagency effort that was based on a comprehensive scientific report.