BLM Nevada State Director’s FY 2016 Priorities
Maintain Healthy Landscapes
We will embrace landscape conservation to sustain and restore healthy lands, communities, and plant and wildlife populations. We will strive for balance among public land uses and users and seek workable solutions to protect natural and cultural resources and the socio-economic fabric of Nevada. In our management of land and resources we will work across traditional administrative boundaries to achieve healthy, diverse, and resilient ecosystems at the landscape scale. We will complete and implement resource management plans to administer the public lands for multiple use and sustained yield and to respond to environmental, economic and social changes in a timely manner.
Invest in Partnerships
We will build and foster relations and partnerships that result in mutual trust and respect. We will maintain lasting associations that facilitate fully implementing our public land management responsibilities. We will take seriously our responsibility to provide for public involvement and to have consistent dialogue with our partners and stakeholders. BLM Nevada will champion a collaborative culture that inspires our employees and stakeholders and enables us to achieve optimal outcomes for the benefit of all.
Permitting and Compliance
BLM Nevada will continue to support industries that depend on public lands while concurrently ensuring compliance with federal laws, regulations, and policies. Many of these industries (mining, oil and gas, geothermal, and renewable energy) invest substantial resources (including cost recovery and contributed funding) in BLM in order to obtain their permits and authorizations in an efficient and effective manner. Special recreation permitting is also a BLM priority and is a source of considerable cost recovery revenues for the state. Non-discretionary permitting and development and related and/or supporting activities, such as realty actions, have historically represented a significant workload in BLM Nevada and will continue to be a high priority in fiscal year 2016.
BLM Nevada will become a ‘ready’ organization that is responsive to change; shares a strong dedication to capacity building; engages in relationship building; exemplifies financial stewardship of taxpayer monies; and is committed to workforce preparedness, recognition, safety, and diversity. We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and our diverse workforce will continue to be developed, mentored and retained. Employee and public safety and security are always BLM Nevada’s top priorities.