BLM invites further comment on new 21st Century Recreation Blueprint

Partners and public may submit feedback on plan through October 13



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The Bureau of Land Management is extending public input on a new plan to inform recreation management on America’s public lands through October 13.  

Managing for recreational opportunities is a core tenet of BLM’s multiple use mandate, and managing for this use in tandem with the other many uses of public lands has seen greater challenges as demand for recreation at BLM sites and facilities has steadily increased in recent years. The Blueprint will help the BLM prioritize recreation investment and staffing appropriate for current and future needs. 

To read the full text of the Blueprint, as well as an associated fact sheet and other supporting documents, visit our Recreation Strategy webpage

The Blueprint is not a formal management plan but rather a strategic document to guide the agency’s work as we deal with the changing landscape of modern recreation on public lands. Your feedback will help us implement the most effective strategy to guide us as we provide the resources and experiences visitors expect in the 21st century. 

Interested parties may submit feedback through our online feedback box at

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.