For Students

Art Contest for High School Students

This spring is your chance to show off your artistic abilities while learning about America’s public lands.

The Bureau of Land Management, along with the Public Lands Foundation and the Center of the American West are hosting a juried art competition for Colorado high school students.

Learn more here.


The BLM offers many resources for high school and college-aged students. If you are working on a research paper for class or just want to learn more about the scientific efforts the BLM is pursuing, this page is a great resource. Also, check out the youth employment section if you are interested in working on public lands or for the BLM.

Youth Employment

Are you interested in developing a career working outdoors, learning new job skills and making a difference in your community? If you answered yes to any of these questions, check out the employment opportunities below.  

YouthGo was created as part of the Youth in the Great Outdoors Initiative. This website offers information about events to go to, educational resources, job openings and internship opportunities, as well as profiles of young people who are working for the Department of the Interior.

Colorado Youth Corps Association is a statewide collation of Youth Conservation Corps that employ and train youth and young adults on land, water and energy conservation projects. Many of the Youth Corps preform valuable work on your public lands, and are an excellent way to learn job skills while exploring some of Colorado’s most beautiful locations.

Youth Corps crews have the opportunity to work on Public Lands while gaining valuable job and leadership skills.


Technology in Nature
Interested in using your GPS to locate your public lands? Want to participate in a 21st century treasure hunt (called Geocaching) on your public lands? Some of our field offices are now offering latitude and longitude coordinates to help you find your public lands. Check the link below to find out how you can incorporate technology into your next adventure. More information coming soon!

Little Snake Field Office Geocaching Page and Policy

BLM’s Scientific Research

BLM employs many scientists to manage the public lands in a way that is beneficial to all users. These scientists publish scientific reports about the research they conduct and the work they are doing. Check out the links below to learn about the scientific efforts that are ongoing on your public lands.

Cultural Resource Publications – Learn about research on Colorado’s original settlers of public lands. 

Denver Museum of Nature and Science Technical Reports  - The BLM partners with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on several paleontology projects. Some of the research conducted on public lands can be found here. 

McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area Ongoing Science - Science in the NLCS is defined broadly as "including basic and applied research in natural and social science as well as inventory and monitoring initiatives" (BLM NLCS Science Strategy 2007). In MCNCA, there are ongoing science projects involving collaborators from universities, other government agencies, non-profit organizations and private organizations. These projects are giving valuable information to managers and improving management practices on these treasured landscapes.

Bureau of Land Management’s General Publications – This link contains the most frequently requested general publications, including: Public lands statistics, fact sheets, BLM’s science strategy and more. 

The BLM’s Library has more than 40,000 volumes and 250 periodical subscriptions in its collection. These materials cover all aspects of land management, natural resources, minerals, computer science and administration.

 hiker enjoys the view of public lands in the Gunnison Gorge NCA
BLM Links

BLM Photo Library BLM Photo Library

BLM Video Library BLM Video Library

BLM Recreation Page Recreation

Volunteer for BLM Volunteer for BLM