The Arizona BLM is greatly challenged to retain public lands which enhance multiple use management, acquire lands that complement existing values, and to dispose of lands that are no longer needed for federal purposes. During a time of rapid growth in the State of Arizona, land tenure goals must be accomplished using a balanced and creative array of disposal and acquisition management tools, such as sales, purchases, conveyances, and exchanges. The authorities that guide the use of these tools are the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976 and Federal Land Transaction Facilitiation Act (FLTFA) of 2000. In April 2006, the BLM, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service established the Arizona Statewide Interagency Implementation Agreement, regarding FLTFA.
(The links above point to scanned historical documents that are not accessible)