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Release Date: April 18, 2024
Media Contact: Emily Thompson

Coalition Applauds BLM Public Lands Rule

Today, the Department of the Interior announced a final rule to help guide the balanced management of America’s public lands. The final Public Lands Rule provides tools for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to help improve the health and resilience of public lands in the face of a changing climate; conserve important wildlife habitat and intact landscapes; facilitate responsible development; and better recognize unique cultural and natural resources on public lands.

Phil Francis, Chair of the Executive Council of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, issued the following statement:

“We commend the Biden administration for the Bureau of Land Management’s new Public Lands Rule. The BLM’s ability to manage for multiple use and sustained yield of public lands depends upon ensuring the conservation and resilience of ecosystems across those lands. By prioritizing conservation, the rule will enhance BLM’s ability to accomplish its multiple use and sustained yield mission while protecting public lands for future generations.

The vast BLM public lands in the west play a crucial role in providing habitats for wildlife, supporting local economies, and preserving diverse communities intertwined with the land. This rule reaffirms the importance of conservation of natural and cultural resource, while helping to alleviate the effects of climate change and working towards a sustainable energy future.”

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