22.3 - Expand and develop partnerships among federal agencies to determine accessible federal lands for hunting and recreational shooting

Text from the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan, 2008, Page 22

Expand and develop partnerships among USDA, DOI, DOD, Department of Energy (DOE), USFWS, BLM, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation (BOR), NPS, and USDA Forest Service to determine accessible federal lands for hunting and recreational shooting.

Assessment of Status: Incomplete

FICOR is a high-level effort to expand and develop partnerships among all federal agencies managing public lands for outdoor recreation. However, FICOR’s efforts are still in their infancy. Additionally, the Federal Lands Hunting, Fishing, and Shooting Sports Roundtable Memorandum of Understanding is a venue for ongoing expansion of partnerships among the federal agencies. The USDA and the DOI are signatories of the MOU. The Army Corps of Engineers is a signatory of the MOU as well, but the broader Department of Defense is not. Additionally there is potential for further expansion of the MOU to include the Department of Energy and the National Park Service. While FICOR and the Roundtable are both venues that could determine accessible federal lands for hunting and recreational shooting, but this has yet to occur.

*Note: The Bureau of Outdoor Recreation (BOR) no longer exists. It became part of the Records of the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service in 1978. The Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service was abolished in 1981 in favor of the National Park Service.

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