Is the Bureau of Land Management going woke?

Spread the love


By Gabriella Hoffman

“BLM is establishing a new Blueprint for 21st Century Outdoor Recreation intended to guide investments, partnerships, outreach and program development to respond to current demand and chart a course to meet future needs. Through the Blueprint, BLM is establishing a new vision to proactively manage for exceptional and unique recreational experiences that invite all to share in the enjoyment and stewardship of their public lands. The Blueprint presents several major shifts in how the agency prioritizes and supports outdoor recreation. BLM is committed to durable change, which means it must work closely with communities and partners to respond to varying recreation opportunities and pressures. This will allow us to seek continuous program improvements. Another principle of change is a shift from reactive recreation management to a proactive approach, emphasizing planning to address sustainable resource management needs. Importantly, the Blueprint advances the Department of the Interior Equity Action Plan. It will offer a new path forward that promotes equitable access to outdoor recreation opportunities while conserving, protecting and enhancing BLM’s one-of-a-kind resources and experiences.” — BLM   

In Episode 380 of District of Conservation, Gabriella kicks off Season 6 of the podcast by discussing two new stories: the Bureau of Land Management unveiling its “Blueprint for 21st Century Outdoor Recreation” and Texas A&M recommending a “new” tool to manage feral hogs in the U.S.

Tune in to learn more!

Listen on Apple Podcasts

EP 386: Responsible Reporting on Renewables with Ron and Eli from Yucca Films District of Conservation

In Episode 386 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews Yucca Film's Ron Kendall and Eli Rosen. They are two Texas-based conservationist filmmakers who specialize in impactful storytelling. Tune in to learn more about their efforts. SHOW NOTES Texas Monthly: Thousands of Old Wind Turbine Blades Pile Up in West Texas Follow Yucca Films on Instagram and YouTube Connect with Ron online and on Instagram Connect with Eli here and here — Support this podcast:
  1. EP 386: Responsible Reporting on Renewables with Ron and Eli from Yucca Films
  2. EP 385: Ashley Hlebinsky, Firearms Historian & Industry Consultant
  3. EP 384: The Antiquities Act Needs Congressional Oversight
  4. EP 383: Great Smokies Vacation, Western Caucus, Stop 30 by 30 Summit
  5. EP 382: Power the Future with Rick Whitbeck



The Bureau of Land Management’s Blueprint for 21st Century Outdoor Recreation

Dept of Interior Equity Action Plan

January 20th, 2021: Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government

Texas A&M study finds new tool to minimize feral hog populations

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service study shows toxicant effective tool to reduce feral hog populations

In private meeting, Sid Miller says hog poison safeguard not “doable”


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