Decision Support, Planning, & NEPA

To ensure the best balance of uses and resource protections for America’s public lands, the BLM undertakes extensive land use planning through a collaborative approach with local, state and tribal governments, the public, and stakeholder groups. The result is a set of land use plans – called Resource Management Plans – that provide the framework to guide decisions for every action and approved use on the National System of Public Lands. The BLM currently manages over 245 million acres of surface land and 700 million acres of subsurface mineral estate.

Ensuring these plans are up-to-date is critical because so many Americans look to the public lands for a wide variety of resources, including energy, rights-of-way that support communications and energy delivery, a variety of recreational uses, and crucial habitat for species associated with the Western landscape, such as the sage-grouse and pronghorn antelope.

The BLM's Division of Decision Support, Planning, and NEPA engages in the public planning process through its Planning, NEPA, Geospatial, Socioeconomics, and Appropriate Dispute Resolution programs.



Washington Office Contacts  
Brian AmmeDivision Chief (Acting)202-912-7289
Lori WoodDecision Support Branch Chief (Acting)202-912-7211 
Leah BakerPlanning and NEPA Branch Chief (Acting)202-912-7282
Jackie WomackDivision Staff Assistant202-912-7215