Ecosystem management is about maintaining the health, diversity, and productivity of the land, i.e., clean water, abundant native perennial grasses, sustainable fish populations, healthy watersheds. We will use the ecosystem approach to streamline administrative processes and improve fiscal and environmental accountability. It involves coordinated planning at the local level, forming partnerships, and using good information to manage the land Education is key. The principles of ecosystem management form the philosophic underpinning of a new land ethic with roots in the philosophies of Roosevelt, Pinchot, Leopold, and others.
"BLM's ecosystem approach to management,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues: Vol. 5
, Article 18.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol5/iss1/18