County Officials Support Proposed Changes in BLM’s ‘Planning 2.0’
Western county commissioners and supervisors go on-record supporting the BLM’s land-use planning update after seeing pilot programs in action
Washington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- Top county officials from Montana, Colorado, and California say the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed Planning 2.0 rule, which would update how the agency revises land-use plans in the West, will provide additional opportunities for public involvement earlier in the planning process and result in Resource Management Plans (RMPs) that better reflect the diverse needs of county citizens.
This was reflected in letters of support for Planning 2.0 sent to BLM Director Neil Kornze ahead of a House Natural Resources Committee oversight hearing on the rule.
The county commissioners and supervisors hail from three BLM planning areas where the agency is piloting Planning 2.0 measures. The three early adopter land-use plans are the Missoula Resource Management Plan, the Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan, and the Northwest California Integrated Resource Management Plan.
“We’re seeing that, in places where Planning 2.0 improvements have already been rolled out, there is support from elected officials and the public,” …Read the Rest