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The Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Network is a national consortium of federal agencies, academic institutions, tribal, state, and local governments, nongovernmental conservation organizations (300 partners).
The Colorado Plateau Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CPCESU) is a cooperative network, transcending political and institutional boundaries, which creates innovative opportunities for research, education, and technical assistance in support of the management and stewardship by partner agencies of the Colorado Plateau's natural, cultural, and social resources.
The CPCESU has a unique collaborative relationship with research scientists, end users of research products, the public, and educators who are trained to bridge the gap between researchers, science users and educators.
This priority project is being undertaken by BLM Arizona in FY1 5. BLM Arizona recognizes that change is inevitable and that the rate of change is accelerating.
We expect this project to identify social, political, technological, economic, environmental, and other trends and emerging developments which will impact our agency, the workforce and our customers.
By identifying the drivers of change, we can begin developing strategies now to ensure BLM�s future success and relevance.
The principle purpose of this project is to develop a partnership via an MOU and Cooperative Agreement to work in concert with BLM in identifying emerging trends in public land management and resource management as well as social, political, technological, economic, environmental, and other trends and emerging developments which will impact the BLM staff, managed resources, services provided, and customer expectations by 202 5. The objective of this agreement is for the BLM to become knowledgeable of emerging trends that will impact the agency so appropriate steps can be taken to begin preparing for the future.