GIS, Oregon/Washington, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior

Data Center Description
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the U.S. Department of
the Interior, administers 261 million surface acres of America's public lands,
located primarily in 12 Western States. The BLM sustains the health, diversity,
and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and
future generations.

The BLM maintains cadastral survey and historical data on lands patented, along
with information on the mineral estate, resource conditions, and permits or
leases on Federal lands. The BLM is responsible for the leasing of Federal oil
and gas and geothermal minerals. The BLM is responsible for maintaining viable
national policies and processes for solid minerals resources under Federal
jurisdiction. Solid minerals include coal and non-energy leas-able minerals,
hard rock minerals on acquired lands, locatable minerals, and salable minerals.

The BLM has established a web site from which the public may now access land
and minerals information from the agency's LR2000 database.

The Bureau of Land Management has established the National Landscape
Conservation System (NLCS) to help protect some of the nations most remarkable
and rugged landscapes.

Some include:
-National Monuments
-National Scenic & Historic Trails
-Wild & Scenic Rivers
-Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas
-Other National Conservation Designations


[Summary provided by the U.S. Department of the Interior.]

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