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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov/
December 5, 2011
 
In Reply Refer To:
1114 (420) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 12/08/2012
Information Bulletin No. 2012-023
 
To:                   AFOs
                        Attn:    Volunteer Coordinators
                                    Partnership Coordinators
                                    Recreation Program Leads
                                    NLCS Leads
 
From:               Assistant Director, National Landscape Conservation System and Community Partnerships
 
Subject:           National Public Lands Day 2012:  Request for Project Proposals
                                                                                                                    DD: 02/18/2012
 
The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to request information on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Public Lands Day (NPLD) 2012 project proposals.
 
We are happy to report that for NPLD 2011, BLM offices hosted projects and events at more than 130 sites in 17 states, enlisting the help of thousands of NPLD volunteers.  It is noteworthy that on each NPLD for more than a decade, the BLM’s project representation has been at or near the top among participating Federal agencies. We sincerely appreciate the State and Field Office efforts that have made the BLM’s record so outstanding.
 
The date for NPLD 2012 is Saturday, September 29, 2012, and our goal is to have BLM offices host 130 or more sites nationwide once again.  As you plan your projects, please consider the Director’s Office determination that as an important, longstanding, high-profile BLM program, NPLD should be fully supported by each State Office out of FY 2012 base funding; therefore, Central Funding will not be made available for NPLD 2012. National Public Lands Day volunteer recognition t-shirts will continue to be funded and provided to project/site coordinators by the Division of Education, Interpretation, and Partnerships.
 
We request that once NPLD 2012 sites have been selected and approved by the State or Center Director, you provide all required information for each site on an NPLD 2012 Site Information Form (included as the last page of this Information Bulletin). We realize that your NPLD leads (Volunteer Coordinators, Recreation Planners, past NPLD site coordinators, and/or others) may have already input project information into the BLM’s Budget Planning System (BPS). However, since the BLM’s NPLD partners—including the National Environmental Education Foundation and the Public Lands Foundation—require information not addressed in BPS project forms, we must rely on completed BLM NPLD Site Information Forms to fill in gaps. Please provide as much detail as possible in each section of the form, and feel free to add additional information or site photos at the end of the form, as desired.
 
Please consolidate your forms at the State or Center level and e-mail them, if possible in one group, to Bibi Booth (Bibi_Booth@blm.gov), Deputy Chief, Division of Education, Interpretation, and Partnerships (WO-420), by February 18, 2012.   
 
We look forward to a highly successful, productive National Public Lands Day 2012.  Should you have any questions, or should you need assistance in project/site selection or form preparation, please feel free to contact Bibi at Bibi_Booth@blm.gov or (202) 912-7451.
 
 
Signed by:                                                                     Authenticated by:
Robert B. Towne                                                            Robert M. Williams
Acting Director, National Landscape Conservation        Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
    System and Community Partnerships
 
 
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Last updated: 12-08-2011