150 views • posted 11/17/2023 • updated 11/17/2023
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is developing a “Blueprint for 21st Century Outdoor Recreation” (Blueprint) intended to guide investments, partnerships, outreach, and program development to respond to current demand and chart a course to meet future needs.
The Blueprint presents several major shifts in how the agency prioritizes and supports outdoor recreation. The BLM is committed to durable change, which means it must work closely with communities and partners to respond to varying recreation opportunities and pressures and seek continuous program improvements. Another principle of change is a shift from reactive recreation management to a proactive approach, enabling planning to consider sustainable resource management needs. Importantly, the Blueprint advances the “U.S. Department of the Interior Equity Action Plan” and builds on prior work through the “Connecting with Communities: BLM Recreation Strategy,” offering a new path forward that promotes equitable access to outdoor recreation opportunities, while conserving, protecting, and enhancing BLM’s one-of-a-kind resources and experiences.
As part of this Blueprint, BLM has established a new vision to proactively
manage for exceptional and one-of-a-kind recreational experiences that
invite all to share in the enjoyment and stewardship of their public lands
and waters. The Blueprint vision includes four strategic pillars. Each pillar
outlines desired outcomes, core strategies, and partnership success stories.
The BLM believes these pillars will serve as the foundation for successful
recreation management in the 21st century.
The Four Strategic Pillars are:
Grow and Diversify Resources for BLM Recreation
Prioritize and Embrace Partnerships
Expand Outreach and Establish a Culture of Inclusion
Meet the Demand, Protect Resources, and Improve Access
Attached document published August 2023
posted Nov 17, 2023
Implementation of the Blueprint will require a deepening of relationships, new partnerships, new capacity and ultimately, new resources for success. Put simply, the Bureau can’t achieve its vision alone.
posted Oct 11, 2023
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posted Feb 14, 2023
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