Planning 2.0: Improving the Way we Plan Together
As part of our continuing commitment to improve our management of the nation’s public lands, the Bureau of Land Management is reviewing the way we develop and update our Resource Management Plans (RMPs).
Through this initiative, we hope to improve our land use planning process so that we can more effectively plan across landscapes at multiple scales and be more responsive to environmental and social change. We hope that this approach will create a more dynamic, durable and efficient planning process that can better honor the valuable contributions made by the public; non-government organizations; and our partners from state; tribal and local governments; as well as other federal agencies.
In developing RMPs, we are committed to involving the public and our partners, so together we can build well- informed decisions. This helps us better manage public lands and resources consistent with federal law, while seeking consistency with local, tribal and state laws, policies and plans.
Based on our preliminary internal BLM review, we think it will be possible to make targeted changes to specific areas in our planning regulations and handbook that will allow us to:
- Conduct effective planning across landscapes at multiple scales and clearly define the boundaries for different types of decisions.
- Create a dynamic and durable planning process that is responsive to change, making it more efficient to keep plans current through amendments.
- Create an efficient planning process that reduces the amount of time it takes to complete RMPs.
To learn more about Planning 2.0, viist our Frequently Asked Questions page.