As temperatures drop below freezing, fascinating ice formations are created on the surface of Eagle Lake. (Photo by Bob Wick/BLM)
Extending across rangelands, forests, high mountains, coast and deserts, public lands make California one of the most diverse states in the nation. The abundance of natural resources continues to support generations of families and local communities, while providing important economic benefits.
In California, the Bureau of Land Management manages:
- 15.2 million acres of public land
(about 15% of the Golden State’s total land mass)
- 47 million acres of subsurface mineral estate
- 1.6 million surface acres in northwestern Nevada
The Bureau of Land Management authorizes renewable energy production, mining, grazing, timber harvesting and other multiple uses while also balancing conservation efforts to ensure our natural, recreational, historical and cultural resources are protected and available for future generations.
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