Bureau of Land Management

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Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Address:Office of Public Affairs
1849 C St NW - Rm 406-LS
Washington, DC 20240

Phone:202-452-5125
Fax:202-452-5124
Web: www.blm.gov
Established: 1946. Description:Manages 258 million acres of federal land --about one-eighth of the land in the United States -- and approximately 700 million acres of subsurface mineral resources "to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations." Most of the lands the BLM manages are located in 12 western states, including Alaska, and comprise grasslands, forests, high mountains, arctic tundra, and deserts. The lands are managed for a wide variety of uses including energy, minerals, timber, forage, wild horse and burro populations, fish and wildlife habitat, wilderness areas, as well as the protection of archaeological, paleontological, and historical sites.
Publications: Numerous brochures, reports, and pamphlets, including Public Land Statistics, and Public Rewards from Public Lands.

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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will hold a wild horse and burro event providing wild horses and possibly a few yearling and burros July 12 and 13 at Wild Horse and Burro Off-Range Corral, 22295 Sheep Farm Rd.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management Acting Director Brian Steed told The Associated Press the changes address concerns aired by state officials that previous policies governing millions of acres of federal land were too restrictive.
The 253-177 vote came weeks after seven North Texas families, supported by state and county leaders, filed a federal lawsuit accusing the U.S. Bureau of Land Management of perpetuating an "arbitrary seizure" of thousands of acres of land Texans have long considered theirs.
Now, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is preparing to reopen a metal grate over the opening to offer scientists what may be their best look yet at the variety of critters that roamed the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains during the planet's last glacial period around 25,000 years ago.
Springer is the head of the team that has been studying the wash for a decade and been collecting fossils there under a contract with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management since 2008.
AMSO holds a Research Development and Demonstration lease from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for a 160-acre parcel of federal land in northwest Colorado's oil-shale rich Piceance Basin.
Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
In response to the country's need for oil and gas, the Alaska director for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has decided to lease the acreage, designated as a petroleum reserve, in the northeast corner of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska as soon as July.
For years, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) had granted grazing permits to ranchers for thousands of acres of fragile land along the San Pedro.
In the last two decades, governments at all levels started informal buyout programs as well, although Celia Boddington, a spokesperson for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), says the BLM has, to her knowledge, never had a formal pollution-prevention buyout program.
district judge in December ruled in favor of conservation groups that had filed a lawsuit arguing that the project had damaged desert soils, and that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) did not fully analyze the project before approving an exploration last January.
NWF recently petitioned the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to protect black-tailed prairie dogs on all BLM-managed lands, especially in Wyoming, Montana and New Mexico.