Title

VIDEO: Opening Remarks and Session 1: Welcome, FLPMA in its Historical Context, and Managing our Public Lands under the Multiple Use Mandate (The BLM Directors Panel)

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date

10-21-2016

Description

VIDEO:

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

Speakers:

Alice Madden, Executive Director, Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment

Mark Squillace, University of Colorado School of Law

SESSION 1:

8:15 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. FLPMA in its Historical Context

Moderator and Commentator: Karin Sheldon, Four Echoes Strategies

Speaker: John D. Leshy, Sunderland Distinguished Professor of Property Law Emeritus, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

9:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Managing our Public Lands under the Multiple Use Mandate (The BLM Directors Panel)

Moderator and Commentator: Ruth Welch, Colorado State Director, BLM

Panelists:

Bob Moore, Argonne National Laboratory, former Colorado State Director, BLM

Neil Kornze, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Mike Dombeck, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Moderator

Karin Sheldon, Ruth Welch

Streaming Media

Comments

FLPMA in its Historical Context

This session traces the history of FLPMA including, among other things, its legislative, administrative, and historical antecedents, including for example, the Public Land Law Review Commission’s 1970 report, One Third of Our Nation’s Lands. It then considers FLPMA’s unique public lands policies and requirements and how they are reflected in the BLM’s management of public lands today.

See: https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/blm/history/contents.htm

Managing our Public Lands under the Multiple Use Mandate (The BLM Directors Panel)

The current and a former BLM Director discuss the challenges of managing public lands under FLPMA’s multiple use mandate. Among the issues that will be covered are land use planning, resource constraints, the challenges of balancing commodity uses alongside recreational uses and environmental values. Each panelist will offer their vision for how the BLM should evolve over the next several decades.