Planning 101

Land-use plans and planning decisions are the basis for every on-the-ground action the BLM takes.

The BLM’s land-use plans have three main purposes:

  1. Allocate resources and determine appropriate multiple uses for the public lands;
  2. Provide a strategy to manage and protect resources; and
  3. Establish systems to monitor and evaluate the health of resources and effectiveness of management practices over time.

Learn the basics about how plans are developed and updated. Then, get involved in land use planning near you.