U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240-0036
May 21, 2014
In Reply Refer To:
8400 (250) P
EMS TRANSMISSION 05/28/2014
Instruction Memorandum No. 2014-094
To: All State Directors
From: Assistant Director, Resources and Planning
Subject: State Strategy Development to Implement the BLM Recreation Strategy: Connecting with Communities DD: 09/30/2014
Program Area: Recreation and Visitor Services
Purpose: To request that state directors develop state strategies to implement the BLM Recreation Strategy: Connecting with Communities.
Policy/Action: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a national strategy designed to reposition the Recreation and Visitor Services Program to focus on producing community social and economic recreation benefits. State directors are to develop state strategies to implement BLM’s repositioning internally and externally within Community Networks of Service Providers as defined in the national strategy.
Step-down state strategies should be developed around both the external and internal repositioning goals and strategic focus area components outlined in the national strategy.
A critical piece of the new strategy envisions developing collaborative approaches and cooperative actions with partners in the community network of service providers. These approaches and actions should be associated with your most distinctive recreation-tourism products outlined by your state in the Fiscal Year 2014 Recreation and Visitor Services Advisory Team (RVSAT) Annual Report.
Each state strategy should identify the priorities for implementation over the next 3 years.
It should be reviewed annually to adapt to collaborative initiatives of providers cooperating in each network to build capacity around each of our primary recreation management areas.
Each state will also update its progress within the RVSAT Annual Report.
Timeframe: This policy is effective immediately. Please send completed step-down strategies to Andy Tenney, Division Chief, Recreation and Visitor Services (email@example.com) by September 30, 2014.
Budget Impact: State strategies are designed to build capacity for leveraged and outcome-focused recreation and visitor management. Budget will be a key component of building
long-term capacity in the program. The focus on primary recreation management areas will reduce negative funding impacts on managing lower priority recreation areas that do not produce optimal socio-economic community benefits. Funding increases will be directed to the implementation of the new strategy at the national, state, and field office levels.
Background: The External and Internal Repositioning framework addressed in the national strategy is as follows:
Manuals/Handbook Sections Affected: None.
Coordination: This Instruction Memorandum was coordinated between the Washington Office Recreation and Visitor Services Division, Public Affairs Division, and state recreation leads.
Contact: Questions or concerns may be directed to Andy Tenney, Division Chief, Recreation and Visitor Services by telephone at 202-912-7094, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Signed by: Authenticated by:
Gregory Shoop Robert M. Williams
Acting, Assistant Director Division of IRM Governance,WO-860
Resources and Planning
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