U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
September 30, 2009
In Reply Refer To:
6100 (170) P
EMS TRANSMISSION 10/07/2009
Instruction Memorandum No. 2009-226
To: State Directors: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington, and Utah
From: Director, National Landscape Conservation System and Community Partnerships
Subject: Interim Management Policy for New Components of the Bureau of Land
Management’s National Landscape Conservation System designated through the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
Program Areas: The National Landscape Conservation System: National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wilderness, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and National Scenic Trails.
Purpose: This Instruction Memorandum provides management policy to Bureau of Land Management State Directors for new National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wilderness Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and National Scenic Trails.
Policy/Action: The attached document addresses the short-term management of new additions to the NLCS.
Time Frame: This guidance is effective immediately.
Background: The NLCS comprises BLM-administered public lands that have been designated by the President or Congress in recognition of their nationally significant values. The following new NLCS units were designated through the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009:
Arizona: 31 miles of a national scenic trail (Note: the U.S. Forest Service is the
administrating agency for the trail)
California: four wilderness areas, six wilderness additions, and two wild and scenic rivers
Colorado: one national conservation area and one wilderness area
Idaho: six wilderness areas and 16 wild and scenic rivers
New Mexico: one national monument, one national conservation area, and one wilderness area
Oregon and Washington: four wilderness areas and nine miles of a national scenic trail (Note: the U.S. Forest Service is the administrating agency for the trail)
Utah: two national conservation areas, 14 wilderness areas, 11 wild and scenic rivers
Budget Impact: Funds for the management of these areas have been allocated to affected States in the Fiscal Year 2009 budget.
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected: None
Coordination: The development of this document has been coordinated with WO-210,
WO-240, WO-250, and WO-600.
Contact: Carl Rountree, Director, National Landscape Conservation System and Community Partnerships (WO170) at 202-208-3516.
Signed by: Authenticated by:
Carl Rountree Robert M. Williams
Director, National Landscape Conservation System Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
and Community Partnerships
1 - Management Actions for Newly Designated National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) Units (4 pp)