BLM stands forBureau of Land Management. BLM land is much more than just a place to camp. The U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management is responsible for managing public lands that are used for all kinds of different purposes, including: timber harvesting, energy development, livestock grazing, and recreation
Casper, WY 82604
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Aspen, CO 81654
President Harry S. Truman created the BLM in 1946 by combining two existing agencies: the General Land Office and the Grazing Service. The agency manages the federal government's nearly 700 million acres of subsurface mineral estate located beneath federal, state and private lands severed from their surface rights by the Homestead Act of 1862. Most BLM public lands are located in 12 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.