From river breaks to high mesas, and from sage coulees to semi-arid mountain ranges, America’s 245 million acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands are some of the best places to hunt and fish left on the planet. These lands are “Sportsmen’s Country” and their future management is currently being reevaluated by public land managers.
The BLM is revising its national land-use planning strategy. Dubbed “Planning 2.0,” the process represents the first substantial improvement of BLM land-use planning since the agency first began developing such plans almost 40 years ago. This process has the potential to reshape how the BLM manages habitat, recreation, and access across the West, and sportsmen must actively work to influence this process—after all, some of our most valuable fish and wildlife habitats and hunting and fishing lands are at stake.
Add your voice sign the petition.
Sportsmen in the West are dependent on publicly-accessible, highly-functioning BLM public lands, essential for producing quality big game, robust fisheries, and sustainable hunting and fishing opportunities. These lands, and the access and habitat they provide, are what’s at stake in the “Planning 2.0” process.
BLM land-use plans help to determine how and if fish and wildlife habitat conservation and management will be carried out on lands overseen by the BLM. In fact, these plans are the basis for every action on and approved use of BLM lands. If we want our interests to be heard and considered, hunters and anglers must urge the agency to protect our access, conserve important habitats and backcountry hunting and fishing areas, balance energy development, and provide the tools necessary to restore and enhance habitats.
Add your voice to this list– sign the sportsmen’s petition. Request that the BLM: