Areas of Critical Environmental Concern Oregon/Washington BLM

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Areas of Critical Environmental Concern

What is an ACEC?

To be designated as an ACEC, an area must require special management attention to protect its important and relevant values. Special management attention refers to management prescriptions developed expressly to protect the important and relevant values of an area from potential effects of actions otherwise permitted by the RMP. These are management measures which would not be necessary if the relevant and important features were not present, and would not be prescribed in the absence of the designation. Special management attention should be unique to the area involved and include terms and conditions specifically to protect the important and relevant values occurring in that area.

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