THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT REINFORCES THE IMPORTANCE OF RECREATIONAL SHOOTING ACTIVITIES ON PUBLIC LANDS
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today issued guidance designed to protect and expand recreational shooting opportunities on BLM-managed public lands. More than 99 percent of the 245 million surface acres managed by the agency are currently open to recreational shooting, and this guidance will help ensure that these activities are allowed to continue wherever possible.
“Recreational shooting is a longstanding tradition for millions of Americans, and the Department is proud to support this popular pastime as a key component of the BLM’s multiple-use mission,” said Casey Hammond, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. “Working with local communities, our state agency partners, and other key stakeholders, we will continue to ensure that public lands remain open to recreational shooting, allowing Americans to pass down our nation’s rich outdoor heritage to future generations.”