The Bureau of Land Management Announces Second Webinar on Initiative to Make
Land-use Planning more Collaborative, Transparent, and Effective
WASHINGTON –The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today that it will host a second informational webinar on its proposed planning rule, which is part of the ongoing Planning 2.0 initiative aimed at improving the planning process.
Continuing the BLM’s longstanding tradition of working with communities and local partners, the proposed rule would create increased opportunities for public involvement and transparency in the management of the 245 million acres of public lands that the BLM administers.
The rule would also establish an upfront assessment of baseline conditions in the planning area using the best available science and other relevant information, like traditional ecological knowledge and public views.
The webinar is being offered on April 13, 2016 from 3:00-5:00 pm EDT. Participants can register for the webinar by visiting www.blm.gov/plan2. This second webinar will give the public an additional opportunity to learn about the proposed rule before the comment period closes on April 25, 2016.
By implementing the improvements proposed in the rule, which was published in the Federal Register on February 25, 2016, the BLM is seeking to modernize its planning process, and enhance the way it involves the public in its planning efforts. The rule includes measures to provide more meaningful public participation earlier in the planning process, and aims, among other improvements, to make it easier for stakeholders to see how their input influences planning decisions.
The proposed rule is available at www.blm.gov/plan2.