Weeds/Invasive Species Concerns/Awareness on Public Lands - In the West, and with BLM, invasive species taking over watersheds, riparian, and other public lands are an important concern, affecting roughly 35 million acres of surface that we manage. Oil and gas, mineral operations, and other use authorizations potentially introduce non-native species (flora and fauna), that if left unchecked will often crowd out the native populations, and become more troublesome over time, and sometimes, irreversible, and at great expense to treat.
The LR2000 contains applicant and land use data on leases, permits, contracts, agreements, unpatented mining claims, and other use authorizations issued or recorded by the BLM. Use authorizations pertain to oil and gas, coal, sand, gravel, grazing, communication sites, and rights-of-way.
The Geocommunicator is an interactive map viewer that permits users to search and display LR2000 records including: oil and gas, geothermal, solid mineral and coal leases, mining claims, stipulations and conveyances, as well as download and dynamically map Public Land Survey System (PLSS) data. Users can also view grazing allotment and pasture boundaries on this site.