Stories From the Field: FLPMA, NEPA and Land Use Planning
New policies coming from the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the National Environmental Protection Act sparked an era of comprehensive land use planning in the BLM that would guide all future management of the public domain; these land use plans are the blueprint for the BLM.
Spring-Loaded Wilderness Inventory in the California Desert Conservation Area
By Jerry Magee
When FLPMA gave BLM its wilderness mandate, the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) was singled out to prepare a comprehensive land use plan.
BLM Planners: A Strange New Breed
By John Singlaub
When it was passed in 1976, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) initiated some changes at the BLM. Among those changes was the hiring of professional planners to implement the requirements of FLPMA section 202, “Land Use Planning.”
The Law Wranglers: How Litigation Impacts Public Land Management
By Matt Christenson
How has litigation specifically influenced the management of public lands in the modern era following the 1976 passage of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act?