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Federal Land Policy Management Act (FLPMA) (1976)


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US legislation that governs how the US Bureau of Land Management manages, protects, develops, and enhances public lands. It specifically requires the Bureau to manage public lands for multiple use and sustained yield, for the benefit of both present and future generations. This act triggered the Sagebrush Rebellion. It was partly replaced by the Public Rangelands Improvement Act (1978).

Subjects: Environmental Science.


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