Bureau of Land Management

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior responsible for administering public lands.wikipedia
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Alaska

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Most BLM public lands are located in these 12 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
According to an October 1998 report by the United States Bureau of Land Management, approximately 65% of Alaska is owned and managed by the U.S. federal government as public lands, including a multitude of national forests, national parks, and national wildlife refuges.

General Land Office

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President Harry S. Truman created the BLM in 1946 by combining two existing agencies: the General Land Office and the Grazing Service.
Placed under the Department of the Interior when that department was formed in 1849, it was merged with the United States Grazing Service (established in 1934) to become the Bureau of Land Management on July 16, 1946.

Western United States

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Most BLM public lands are located in these 12 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
(The most important among these are the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management within the Interior Department, and the U.S. Forest Service within the Agriculture Department.) National parks are reserved for recreational activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, and boating, but other government lands also allow commercial activities like ranching, logging, and mining.

National monument (United States)

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The agency manages 221 wilderness areas, 27 national monuments and some 636 other protected areas as part of the National Conservation Lands (formerly known as the National Landscape Conservation System), totaling about 36 e6acre.
National monuments can be managed by one of several federal agencies: the National Park Service, United States Forest Service, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (in the case of marine national monuments).

Public land

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior responsible for administering public lands.
The majority of public lands in the United States are held in trust for the American people by the federal government and managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the United States National Park Service, the Bureau of Reclamation, or the Fish and Wildlife Service under the Department of the Interior, or by the United States Forest Service under the Department of Agriculture.

Utah

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Most BLM public lands are located in these 12 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Over 70 percent of the land is either BLM land, Utah State Trustland, or U.S. National Forest, U.S. National Park, U.S. National Monument, National Recreation Area or U.S. Wilderness Area.

Montana

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Most BLM public lands are located in these 12 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
The U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management controls 8100000 acre of federal land.

Oregon and California Railroad Revested Lands

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The Oregon and California Revested Lands Sustained Yield Management Act of 1937, commonly referred as the O&C Act, required sustained yield management of the timberlands in western Oregon.
Originally granted to the Oregon & California Railroad to build a railroad between Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, California, the land was reconveyed to the United States government by act of Congress in 1916 and is currently managed by the United States Bureau of Land Management.

Wyoming

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Most BLM public lands are located in these 12 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
The vast majority of this government land is administered by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service in numerous national forests, a national grassland, and a number of vast swathes of public land, in addition to the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne.

National Conservation Lands

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The agency manages 221 wilderness areas, 27 national monuments and some 636 other protected areas as part of the National Conservation Lands (formerly known as the National Landscape Conservation System), totaling about 36 e6acre.
These lands represent 10% of the 258 e6acre managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976

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By means of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, Congress created a more unified bureau mission and recognized the value of the remaining public lands by declaring that these lands would remain in public ownership.
The Federal Land Policy and Management Act(FLPMA), is a United States federal law that governs the way in which the public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management are managed.

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

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In September 1996, then President Bill Clinton used his authority under the Antiquities Act to establish the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, the first of now 20 national monuments established on BLM lands and managed by the agency.
All regions are administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as part of the National Conservation Lands system.

List of Bureau of Land Management Back Country Byways

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The Bureau of Land Management Back Country Byways are roads that have been designated by the Bureau of Land Management as scenic byways.

Public Rangelands Improvement Act of 1978

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Pursuant to the Public Rangelands Improvement Act of 1978, the BLM has established 179 "herd management areas" (HMAs) covering 31.6 e6acre acres where feral horses can be found on federal lands.
The Public Rangelands Improvement Act of 1978 (PRIA) defines the current grazing fee formula and establishes rangeland monitoring and inventory procedures for Bureau of Land Management and United States Forest Service rangelands.

United States Grazing Service

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President Harry S. Truman created the BLM in 1946 by combining two existing agencies: the General Land Office and the Grazing Service.
It was later merged with the General Land Office to form the Bureau of Land Management.

General Mining Act of 1872

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The laws that spurred this system with the exception of the General Mining Law of 1872 and the Desert Land Act of 1877 have since been repealed or superseded.
Land west of the Great Plains managed by the US Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management, unless designated as wilderness area, is generally open to mining claims.

National Wild and Scenic Rivers System

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In addition the National Conservation Lands include nearly 2,400 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers, and nearly 6,000 miles of National Scenic and Historic Trails.
The remaining WSR are managed under the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands (originally called the National Landscape Conservation System) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska.

Nevada

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Most BLM public lands are located in these 12 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
There are 68 designated wilderness areas in Nevada, protecting some 6579014 acre under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management.

Public Land Survey System

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The Surveyor General was later merged with the General Land Office, which later became a part of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Animal unit

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Federal land management agencies, such as the Bureau of Land Management and the National Forest Service, may use different standards for setting grazing fees.

Mineral Leasing Act of 1920

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The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 allowed leasing, exploration, and production of selected commodities, such as coal, oil, gas, and sodium to take place on public lands.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a division of the Department of the Interior (DOI), is the principal administrator of the Mineral Leasing Act.

National Wilderness Preservation System

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Wilderness areas are managed by four federal land management agencies: the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.

National Conservation Area

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They are nature conservation areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) under the National Landscape Conservation System.

United States Department of the Interior

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior responsible for administering public lands.

Mustang

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The BLM manages free-roaming horses and burros on public lands in ten western states.
The free-roaming horse population is managed and protected by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).