The Healthy Lands Initiative represents a new concept for meeting emerging challenges in managing natural resources with flexible, landscape-level approaches for continued multiple use.
The President’s 2008 budget requests a substantial increase of $15 million in funding for the BLM to begin implementing the Initiative in six specific geographic areas to demonstrate the new approach. Projects will be located in New Mexico ($3.5 million), Wyoming ($4.5 million), Utah ($2.0 million), Oregon/Idaho/Nevada ($1.9 million), southern Idaho ($1.8 million) and Colorado ($1.3 million). Projects include landscape-scale efforts such as restoration of habitat, weed management, and improvement of riparian areas.
The BLM has prepared 2-page fact sheets on each of the projects in the Initiative, as well as a National fact sheet. Each includes maps and details on the region, as well as funding plans. To download these fact sheets, click on the one of the links below.
These files are high resolution for printing. For a low-resolution version of all the fact sheets for viewing on a computer screen, select this link. (2.0 Mb )
Additional Healthy Lands Initiative Resources
"Healthy Lands Initiative Restores, Protects Wildlife Habitat While Meeting Nation's Vital Energy Needs," U.S.Department of the Interior News Release (02/05/07)
Department of the Interior Budget in Brief: Healthy Lands (3.6 Mb )
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Budget News Release
U.S. Geological Survey Budget News Release
The Art and Science (and Benefits) of Restoring New Mexico's Landscapes
Feature article about "Restore New Mexico," a BLM partnership to restore grasslands and river systems.
Restore New Mexico Home Page
BLM Sage-Grouse and Sagebrush Habitat Conservation
Last Updated: 8/1/2007