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Connecting Public Lands Planning to Local Communities (CM Approved | 1.5)
March 21, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plays an integral role with the public, state and local governments, and Native American tribes in Nevada. Do you sometimes wonder how the BLM makes decisions? Not familiar with some of the legal mandates that the BLM must follow to make projects happen in cooperation with local communities? Although officially created in 1946, the BLM did not have any overarching legal mandate for managing its public lands until the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) was passed by Congress thirty years later. FLPMA is rooted in the importance of planning and public involvement and the history of the BLM is also closely intertwined with the history of the western frontier in the United States. The purpose of this session is to introduce participants to the origins of the BLM, FLPMA, and other related laws for managing the Nation’s most extensive network of public lands. A better understanding of why and how the BLM works with the public, partners and diverse interests improves inter-jurisdictional collaboration to meet shared goals.
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