Cultural Resources

The State Protocol Agreement (2014) prescribes the manner in which the BLM and the State Historic Preservation Officer shall cooperatively implement the National Programmatic Agreement and the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106, in California and in portions of Nevada managed by BLM California.


The Bureau of Land Management in California conducts studies and protects thousands of sites; coordinates with 110 tribes in California, representing more than 628,000 American Indians.

Historical Sites

 Archaeological & Paleontological Project Approvals

Other Resources

Beyond the Brochure Logo

Antiquities Act 100th anniversary celebration - a short video presentation of some of the sites managed by the Bureau of Land Management in California.

Antiquities Act - High Speed
Antiquities Act - Dial-up

The Curse of the Stolen Artifacts Funny.byteFUNNY.BYTES: "Curse of the Stolen Artifacts"
Protectors of ancient artifacts reach across the centuries -- to the dismay of modern-day plunderers. Based on a true story.  Funny.bytes is an occasional look at the lighter side of BLM issues.