2012 "Partners in Conservation" Awards for Three BLM Partnerships

On October 18, 2012, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes presented prestigious Secretarial "Partners in Conservation" Awards to three outstanding BLM-coordinated partnerships in recognition of their collaborative achievements in the field of conservation. The winners include:

  • Iditarod National Historic Trail Centennial Partnership, Alaska
  • Phoenix District Youth Initiative, Arizona  
  • Ute Learning Garden, Colorado

To read the Department of the Interior press release, click here. To see photos of the event, click here. To view profiles of all the BLM nominated partnerships, click here.

BLM Partnerships

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has a long history of collaborating with communities and other partners to help manage 245 million acres of public lands.  These lands are managed for multiple uses in three broad categories: commercial activities, recreation, and conservation.

The BLM is committed to promoting the stewardship of healthy ecosystems andhealthy communities in the present and for future generations. Community-based citizen stewardship begins with people taking care of special places. By involving communities and partners in a collaborative decision making process to manage their landscapes, integrating community and land management issues, the BLM expands its capacity to create innovative solutions and build sustainable partnerships.