U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
 
March 2, 2006
 
In Reply Refer To:
4100 (220) P
WO IM 2004-179
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 03/09/2006
Instruction Memorandum No. 2006-100
Expires:  09/30/2007
 
To:              AFOs
 
From:          Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning
 
Subject:      Cooperative Rangeland Monitoring Revised Implementation Guidance                                                                            
     
Program Area:  Rangeland Management                                                              
 
Purpose:  The purpose of this instruction memorandum is to provide an updated set of Questions and Answers to assist with implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperative Rangeland Monitoring (attached).       
 
Policy/ActionThe Public Lands Council (PLC) President and the BLM Director signed an MOU on January 30, 2004, to implement cooperative rangeland monitoring between grazing permittees/lessees and BLM. The BLM and PLC entered into the MOU to encourage permittees/lessees and local BLM offices to work together to monitor and evaluate resource conditions, progress toward achieving objectives and/or land health standards, and to share information for making grazing decisions.
 
The attached revised set of questions and answers are provided to assist Field Offices with implementation of the MOU.   Field Offices should replace the previous version of Questions and Answers dated June 14, 2004 with this revised set of Qs and As dated October 21, 2005, and use this guidance when undertaking joint cooperative monitoring. The most significant changes in direction are identified in questions 1 and 2 under CCC (involving others).
 
Time Frame: Effective immediately.
 
Budget Impact: None
 
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected: None
 
CoordinationState Rangeland Management Specialists, and Executive Director and Monitoring Task Committee of PLC.                            
Contact: Bob Bolton, Senior Rangeland Management Specialist, WO 220 at (202) 452-7792 or Doug Powell, Rangeland Management Specialist, WO 220 at (303) 986-3309.
 
Signed by:                                                  
Authenticated by:
Edward W. Shepard                                      
Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director                                       
Policy and Records Group,WO-560
Renewable Resources and Planning
 
 
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