Land Management Plans (LMPs)† are developed to:
- Serve as a descriptive inventory of fish, wildlife, and native plant habitats that occur on or use the property
- Guide management of habitats, species, and programs described in the LMP to achieve the Department's mission to protect and enhance native wildlife for their ecological value and enjoyment by the public
- Serve as a guide for appropriate public uses for that property
- Provide an overview of the property's operation, maintenance, and personnel requirements to implement management goals and to serve as a planning aid for annual budget preparation
- Present the environmental documentation necessary for compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations, provide a description of potential and actual environmental impacts that may occur during plan management, and identify mitigation measures to avoid or lessen these impacts
During the planning/drafting phases of an LMP, as well as to comply with State and Federal statutes and regulations, there will be opportunities for the public, organizations, and other agencies to review and provide comment on the proposed Land Management Plan.
† Per Section 1019 of the Fish and Game Code, the Department must draft Land Management Plans for any property wholly under its jurisdiction that is purchased after January 1, 2002 subject to an appropriation by the Legislature for that purpose.