Planning and NEPA
The Bureau of Land Management has the large and complex responsibility of managing more than 245 million acres of America’s public lands and roughly 700 million acres of its subsurface mineral estate for multiple use and sustained yield for current and future generations.
The BLM manages this portfolio on behalf of all Americans, while recognizing the considerable local and regional consequences our management decisions may have. This means the BLM must act in compliance with Federal laws, regulations, and policies while seeking consistency with local and regional laws, policies, plans, needs and values.
To guide our efforts, we develop Resource Management Plans (RMPs) that serve as blueprints for sustaining the health, ecological diversity, and productivity of the public lands. Our RMPs encompass a highly varied terrain, from Alaska’s North Slope, to California’s Mojave Desert, to the open space surrounding many rapidly growing western cities.
View our featured plans in development and plans in effect.