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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Department of the Interior
 
Release Date: 05/13/13
   

Secretaries Vilsack and Jewell Highlight Federal Preparedness for 2013 Western Wildfire Season


To read this news release, please click here.  http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/secretaries-vilsack-and-jewell-highlight-federal-preparedness-for-2013-western-wildfire-season.cfm



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 05-22-2013