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BLM State AML Offices | Partnerships | How BLM AML Projects Work | Frequently Asked Questions | Glossary

Collaboration and partnership with other Federal, State, local, governments is standard practice at BLM. BLM actively forms partnerships to achieve its strategic goals as outlined in the National AML Strategic Plan.

Partnerships help BLM achieve a number of objectives:

  • Gain early and consistent involvement of stakeholders;
  • Incorporate local knowledge of economic, social, and environmental conditions, as well as state and local land use requirements;
  • Address inter-governmental issues;
  • Avoid duplication of effort;
  • Enhance local credibility of the planning review process;
  • Encourage partnership and stakeholder support for planning decisions; and
  • Build relationships of trust and cooperation.

Federal Agency AML

BLM and other federal agencies have formed many partnerships—these are formalized using a variety of cooperative agreements. These partnerships foster cooperation and collaboration at a national level to address issues associated with abandoned mine sites.

State Government AML

BLM maintains partnerships with state and local entities; the partnerships promote on-the-ground cooperation to effectively address hazards associated with abandoned mine sites.

Non-Governmental Organizations

The following are examples of partnerships that BLM has with non-governmental organizations which can be formalized using a variety of cooperative agreements to address issues associated with abandoned mine sites.

Inter-Agency Cooperation

These inter-agency initiatives and efforts establish forums for federal, state, and local agencies to collaborate and address issues associated with abandoned mine sites.