National 15-Year NLCS Strategy and
State Step-Down Strategies
In October of 2011, the BLM completed the National Landscape Conservation System 15-Year Strategy 2010-2025 to provide national-level guidance for managing the BLM’s National Conservation Lands and to help further its FLPMA mandate to preserve and protect certain public lands that have been designated by Congress or the President in recognition of their outstanding natural and cultural values. The national strategy is organized around 4 major themes:
- Ensuring the conservation, protection, and restoration of NLCS values,
- Collaboratively managing the NLCS as part of the larger landscape,
- Raising awareness of the value and benefits of the BLM’s NLCS, and
- Building upon BLM’s commitment of conservation.