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The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Landscape Conservation System Office is pleased to provide you with the National Scenic and Historic Trails (NSHT) Strategy and Work Plan. The purpose of this national-level strategy is to provide a 10-year framework for the development of program guidance and direction for improved management of the BLM’s NSHT Program.
The following is the BLM National Scenic and Historic Trails Strategy, which will guide the Bureau in preparing its first programmatic direction for the management and administration of these trails. It contains the Statement of Policy and the related objectives and purposes from the National Trails System Act, the BLM’s proposed Mission Statement for the National Scenic and Historic Trails Program, and goals, objectives, and actions that will guide the agency in developing a consistent approach to administering and managing these trails.
The need for the strategy includes improving the BLM’s administrative oversight functions for this program, enhancing visitor services and recreation management, providing consistent direction for the protection and development of trail resources in a multiple-use environment, and advancing partnerships with trail organizations and other agencies along these trails.
Normal planning and work will continue on National Scenic and Historic Trails while this strategy is developed and implemented. In turn, advances in the national strategy will complement and benefit on-the ground activities.
Published January 2015
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