First, the traditional amounts and sources of O&C lands management funds appropriated by the US Congress would continue.

In addition, funding would be provided by the other 50% of BLM harvest revenues that by law go to the United States Treasury. Ecologically sound forest management, as demanded by the public since the 1990s, along with more recent climate change concerns,  require a new source of stable funding to be viable long-term. This funding will cover the mandated independent monitoring, needed restoration work, and other new programs demanded by 21st century forestry and land management.