This applies mainly to cavers in the West. This notice just came from the American Alpine Club (thus the climbing focus). This applies also to caving and is a chance for cavers to submit comment:
Congress is attempting to discard an important tool that is used to determine the future of 264 million acres of public land, managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). A significant amount of climbing, such as Red Rocks and Indian Creek, is at risk [so, too, are the vast number of caves in BLM managed areas]. Congress has put a critically important planning process on the chopping block, called BLM 2.0, which provides the public an opportunity to weigh in on how BLM lands are managed. This planning process considers all uses, including recreation, in a transparent process that provides multiple opportunities for public input. This is not a partisan issue. If Congress throws out BLM 2.0, it is making a strong statement that your voice is not as important as corporate interests and that your values, whatever they are, do not need to be considered. This is a direct attack on our public lands and is part of the campaign to kill the public land system, one cut at a time.