Is the new Public Lands Rule BLM 2.0 Planning again?

Is the new Public Lands Rule BLM 2.0 Planning again?



By Gabriella Hoffman


“In the 1980s extremists used tree spikes to try and stop responsible management of public lands. In 2023 they use decrees from Washington. Today’s announcement undermines the law’s multiple-use requirement for Bureau of Land Management lands. Wyoming families depend on access to public lands for energy and critical mineral development, grazing, forest management, and recreation. The Biden Administration’s extreme unilateral action will kill multiple use. This is a clear violation of the law. I will do everything in my power to stop this proposal.” — Senator John Barrasso, March 30th 2023


In Episode 350 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses the Interior Department’s announcement of the new Public Lands Rule and Florida becoming the 26th state to pass constitutional carry into law. Tune in to learn more!


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Interior Department Releases Proposed Plan to Guide the Balanced Management of Public Lands

Reuters: US wants to lease public lands for conservation, Interior Dept says

The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 As Amended

Defenders of Wildlife: New Agency Public Lands Rule Addresses Sustainability and Climate Change

NRDC Response to New Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ‘Public Land Rule’

E&E News: BLM proposes seismic shift in lands management

Aspen Institute: Public Lands, We the People: Creating a Healthy and Just Future for All (2020)

BLM’s 2.0 Planning Rule (2016)

New DOI Rule Would Stray Away from Multiple-Use Management

Barrasso: Proposed BLM Rule Would be a Clear Violation of the Law

Murkowski Secures Repeal of BLM Planning 2.0 Rule | ⁠H.J.Res.44⁠

⁠Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs permitless carry gun bill into law⁠

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Gabriella Hoffman

Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the “District of Conservation” podcast and CFACT’s original YouTube series “Conservation Nation.” Learn more about her work at