Northeastern States Field Office

626 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 200
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202-4617
414-297-4400
We are open: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Northeastern States Field Office, has jurisdiction in 20 Northeastern States including: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The employees of the Northeastern States Field Office are dedicated to serving our customers and sustaining the health, diversity, and productivity of the Public Lands. We manage the resources for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. We are committed to promoting healthy ecosystem management by collaborative leadership.

Principal activities in the Northeastern States Field Office include: fluid and solid minerals management, planning and environmental coordination, wild horse and burro adoptions and the administration of Public Lands under BLM jurisdiction.



Lands and Realty Program — The Northeastern States Field Office manages the lands and the realty program for the 21 northeastern states within its jurisdiction. Eight of these states contain public domain lands; Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. 

Fluid Minerals — The Fluid Minerals Program in the Northeastern States Field Office is mandated by law, driven by customer demand, and moderated by interagency coordination and cooperation.

Solid Minerals —The Solid Minerals Program for the Northeastern States Field Office is administered  by the Division of Solid Minerals, located in Rolla, Missouri.  The Rolla Office assesses solid mineral resources and oversees the solid mineral resource exploration, development, and production on Federal mineral lands in the Northeastern States Field Office.

Planning and Environmental Coordination — Planning in the Northeastern States Field Office deals primarily with management of minerals leasing on Federal and non-Federal (split-estate) lands and development of criteria for the orderly management of BLM's scattered tracts in the Northeastern States Field Office area.

Wild Horse and Burro Program — The Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act, passed by Congress in 1971, directed the BLM to protect and manage wild horses and burros roaming on Public Lands. The Adopt-A-Horse and Burro Program has had great success in the Northeastern States Field Office and the Eastern States. Since 1973 over 150,000 wild horses and burros have been placed nationally. Every year, approximately 2,000 animals are adopted through events conducted by the Northeastern States Field Office. It is the goal of BLM to ensure that each horse or burro adopted is placed in a suitable home. To learn more about the program and where events are taking place, visit the BLM's National Wild Horse and Burro Page.

The Lake Vermilion Coordinated Resource Management Plan was developed for a group of 87 small islands in St. Louis County, Minnesota. Seventy of the islands are distributed throughout the 40-mile long, Lake Vermilion while 17 are located in seven smaller lakes.