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Let’s Heal Our Degraded Public Lands Now!

Last week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a rule designed to elevate the importance of conservation on the 245 million acres of land it manages.

This rule is part of a suite of new rules, recently completed or nearing completion soon, that will alter the way public lands are managed for conservation and energy purposes. We hope you will take a moment to read our take – both good and bad – on this new rule here

Also, I want to let you know that in the next month, PEER will release the results of our in-depth analysis of the health of BLM lands. We will also step up our efforts to push BLM to operate in a more transparent manner and ensure that agency staff have the resources to do their jobs.
 
We are delighted that some progress is being made, but much work remains to be done. 

Thank you for joining us in these efforts. Onward!

Tim Whitehouse
Executive Director

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