Resource Management Plans
What is the Southeastern Oregon Resource Management Plan?
The Bureau of Land Management creates Resource Management Plans for planning areas to guide their decision-making about the lands they manage.
Following two decades of successful advocacy and precedent-setting legal action led by ONDA, in 2018 the BLM began working on the Southeastern Oregon Resource Management Plan Amendment.
The process will create the blueprint for how nearly 5 million acres in southeastern Oregon — including beloved places in the Owyhee Canyonlands like Leslie Gulch, Three Forks and Birch Creek — are managed.
For public lands advocates, commenting during the Resource Management Planning process is an important opportunity to shape how lands are managed for decades to come. This process provides the chance to help protect sage-grouse habitat, determine where off-road vehicles can and cannot travel, and protect wild desert places to camp, hike and bird.
Three main issues – Lands with Wilderness Characteristics, Off-Road Vehicle and Travel Management, and Livestock Grazing – will be addressed in this amendment process.
Understand these and you’ll have the background to provide substantive input that the BLM needs to consider.