Restoration for Resilience
Resilient landscapes are nature's infrastructure. They sustain numerous communities and economies. Resilient public lands are critical to the BLM's ability to manage for multiple use and sustained yield, which is the essence of our mission.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act present a once-in-a-generation opportunity for transformational, durable ecosystem restoration that will significantly address climate change, sustainably protect sensitive ecosystems and support underserved local communities.
We will infuse $161 million of funding from the Inflation Reduction Act into 21 Restoration Landscapes where strategic investment can make the most difference for communities and public resources. In addition, we will prioritize projects funded under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in these landscapes to maximize return on investment and enhance durability.
Ecosystem restoration will create or maintain upland and aquatic intactness and connectivity; ensure proper watershed function; support the growth and maintenance of native plant communities; and limit or mitigate disturbance.
Improving the health of these landscapes will better provide clean water, habitat for fish and wildlife, opportunities for recreation, and more resilience to wildfire, drought and climate change.