[Cdt-l] National Landscape Conservation System
jonathan at phlumf.com
Wed Nov 17 14:11:08 CST 2010
Thanks for the update - that is encouraging news. I just hope that the
BLM "lives it", and it results in actions favorable to the CDT.
On 11/16/2010 8:44 PM, Jim Wolf wrote:
> Here's an item that is of interest because of its potential long-range significance.
> Interior Secretary Ken Salazar issued an order on Monday emphasizing
> conservation values to be observed by the Bureau of Land Management with respect
> to lands in the National Landscape Conservation System (which includes
> BLM-administered portions of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail along
> with many other designated areas).
> The order specifically "recognizes that conservation of this Nation's rich
> natural and cultural heritage is an ... important land management objective, and
> an integral part of the BLM's multiple-use mission. Conservation is a long-term
> investment that provides quality of life and economic benefits for current and
> future generations."
> BLM is directed to "ensure that the components of the NLCS are managed to
> protect the values for which they were designated, including, where appropriate,
> prohibiting uses that are in conflict with those values."
> By recognizing conservation values as a priority, the order should help efforts
> to protect the CDT users' experience -- notably in the extensive areas
> administered by BLM in Wyoming and New Mexico.
> It's nice to have good news to report.
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