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National Landscape Conservation System Summit

National Landscape Conservation System Summit, November 2010 

The Bureau of Land Management’s National Landscape Conservation System has celebrated its ten year anniversary in 2010. To conclude this anniversary on a forward-thinking note, BLM hosted a summit in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 15-18, 2010. The purpose of the Summit was to provide a forum to solicit, discuss and build upon ideas and suggestions identified during the past year. The purpose of the Summit was to develop recommendations for a blueprint for the NLCS' next ten years.

To learn more about the National Landscape Conservation System, click here.

To read the press release, and Secretarial Order announced on Monday, November 15, 2010, click here. To download a signed copy of the order, click here.

To see the program for the summit, click here.


Secretary Salazar signing the Secretarial Order
Stakeholders and BLM Employees working in a small group on Tuesday
Notes from Tuesday's Session

The following documents summarize the contents from both BLM employees and non-BLM stakeholders during the focus group sessions held on November 16, 2010. The comments represent neither the concensus opinions of the group or official positions of the BLM. Click on the following links to download the notes.

  1. Balancing Resource Protection and Use
  2. Integration of Science and Management
  3. Building and Sustaining Partnerships
  4. Raising Public Awareness
  5. Engaging the Public Through Education and Interpretation
  6. Connecting with Local Communities
  7. Engaging Youth
Presentations from Thursday

The following presentations summarize the key points from the discussions that BLM employees and non-BLM stakeholders had on November 16, and the brainstorming session that BLM employees had on November 17. Potential action items discussed in the presentation were developed during the brainstorming session on November 17. These presentations represent neither the concensus opinions of the group nor the official positions of the BLM. Click on the following links to download the presentations.

  1. Balancing Resource Protection and Use
  2. Integration of Science and Management
  3. Building and Sustaining Partnerships
  4. Raising Public Awareness
  5. Engaging the Public Through Education and Interpretation
  6. Connecting with Local Communities
  7. Engaging Youth
Focus Group Summaries
  1. Balancing Resource Protection and Use
  2. Integration of Science and Management
  3. Building and Sustaining Partnerships
  4. Raising Public Awareness
  5. Engaging the Public Through Education and Interpretation
  6. Connecting with Local Communities
  7. Engaging Youth