Land Use Allocations and Resource Programs
This Land Use Allocations and Resource Programs description has three major parts:
This section provides a description of objectives, land use allocations, and management actions/direction for this resource management plan. The term "land use allocations" is used in two ways. First, it pertains to the major land use allocation categories derived from the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and its Record of Decision (for example, Riparian Reserves and Late-Successional Reserves) and the other resource program allocations of this Resource Management Plan. The second use pertains to data and text describing specific allocations (for example, acres, miles, and number of sites) under each land use allocation and resource program category.
Although described separately, each of these elements contributes collectively and cumulatively to meeting the overall management strategy and must be considered together to accurately reflect the concept of ecosystem management. There is some duplication of objectives and management actions/direction for land use allocations and resource programs. A reader interested in either topic will find a basic package of related management guidance in one location.
All management actions/direction in this resource management plan are subject to refinement through planning based on watershed analysis and the adaptive management process. In some areas, land use allocations overlap. A hierarchy of allocations and related management actions/direction will be used to guide plan implementation (see the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision, Appendix A).
Most resource programs have basic requirements for activities such as inventory, site-specific analysis, planning, and environmental assessment prior to project implementation and monitoring after project implementation. Inherent in the Resource Management Plan is a BLM commitment to continue these activities in the future. For the sake of simplifying text, these activities are generally not repeated in the management actions/direction that follow.
A summary of the land use allocations and management actions/direction for the management plan is found in Table 1 in Appendix B. Most land use allocations are shown on the maps in the accompanying packet.