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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
 
December 11, 2006
 
In Reply Refer To:
6100 (171) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 12/12/2006
Information Bulletin No. 2007-017
 
To:                   All WO and Field Officials
 
From:               Director
 
Subject:            Bureau of Land Management 2007 Collaboration Desk Guide
 
Over the past several years, we have had many discussions about the concepts of collaboration and citizen stewardship in natural resource management, especially as it relates to land use planning. Offices throughout the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have experimented with a wide range of practices and guidelines to develop community-based solutions to natural resource management issues within a multiple-use context. This BLM 2007 Collaboration Desk Guide contains recommendations gleaned from a wide variety of experiences in working collaboratively with communities. The guide represents a comprehensive collection of principles, guidelines, outcomes, and practices detailing how toengage the public in the collaborative process.
 
This guide contains field-tested, real-life examples and is written in plain language. While the guide is especially important for managers and employees embarking upon a major planning effort, it will also be helpful for all of our employees who work with the public. Cooperative conservation is critical beyond land use planning. Our goal is to make cooperative conservation our “normal” way of doing business..
 
I urge you to review this guide, share it widely with your employees, and add to it with your own experiences. This guide may be accessed on the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/partnerships. As you try new things to engage the public in a collaborative process, I encourage you to develop the habit of sharing that information so that all of us can learn together.
 
The implementation of this guide will further BLM’s commitment to the President’s Executive Order No. 13352, Facilitation of Cooperative Conservation. If you have any questions regarding this guide, please contact Richard Whitley, National Shared Stewardship and Adaptive Management Coordinator, WO-170, at (541) 618-2305, or Helene Aarons, Partnership Coordinator, National Monuments and National Conservation Areas (202) 452-5134.
 
Signed by:
Authenticated by:
Henri R. Bisson
Robert M. Williams
Acting, Director
Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
 
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