Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Tool Details

Land use planning handbook

Year of publication 2005
This Handbook provides supplemental guidance to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employees for implementing the BLM land use planning requirements established by Sections 201 and 202 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1711-1712) and the regulations in 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1600. Land use plans and planning decisions are the basis for every on-the-ground action the BLM undertakes. Land use plans include both resource management plans (RMPs) and management framework plans (MFPs). This Handbook provides guidance for preparing, revising, amending, and maintaining land use plans. This Handbok also provides guidance for developing subsequent implementation (activity-level and project-specific) plans and decisions. It builds on field experience gained in implementing the 1983 planning regulations (43 CFR 1600), subsequent BLM Manual guidance, and the 2000 Handbook. This guidance does not, however, change or revise the planning regulations in 43 CFR 1600, which take precedence over this Handbook. Definitions for terms used in this Handbook are found in the glossary and in the BLM planning regulations in 43 CFR 1601.0-5.
Type of Tool
Guidelines, manual, kits for trainers
Scale of Application
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Management Responsibility