Federal Land Policy and Management Act, 1976-2001
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Managing the Public Lands
A Snapshot of pre- and post-FLPMA Management
1976 & 2000

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Area
Pre-FLPMA
1976
Post-FLPMA
2000
Acres Managed 450 million surface
822 million mineral estate administered
264 million surface
700 million mineral estate administered
BLM Employees 4,530 10,000
Types of Primary BLM Disciplines (not comprehensive) Range Conservationists, Land Surveyors, Geologists, Foresters, Administrative Assistants In addition to types of jobs in 1976: Wildlife Biologists, Wild Horse and Burro Specialists, Recreation Specialists, Economists, Hydrologists, Archaelogists, Sociologists, and Land Use Planners.
Proximity of BLM lands to communities Records show that in the West, cities having a combined population of 35 million people are within a three-hour drive of 66 million acres of BLM lands. More than 4,100 communities with a combined population of 22.2 million people are located within 25 miles of BLM lands.
Land Exchanges
Patents or deeds issued
Acres patented or deeded

53
36,991 acres

244
135,850 acres
Recreation sites
Managed by BLM
Fee Sites

326
0

3,191
335
Wild and Scenic Rivers 3 Wild and Scenic Rivers 36 Wild and Scenic Rivers
Areas of Critical
Environmental Concern
Acres
0
0
838
14,045,540
Historical &
Archeological Properties recorded

Acres inventoried
11,076
1,133,956
235,574
14,416,221
Percentage of country's onshore oil and natural gas provided from Federal lands 6% Oil and Gas 11 % Natural Gas
5 % Oil
Millions cubic feet (Mcf) of Natural Gas Produced on Federal Land 1,080 million Mcf 2,139 million Mcf
Barrels of Oil Produced on Federal Land 168,000,000 108,000,000
Coal Production on Federal land - Total (short tons-2000 lbs)
- WY Coal Production
54,782,326 404,787,030
325,180,000
AUMs livestock grazed 10.1 million 9.8 million
Acres of National Conservation Areas and National Monuments 57,000 acres 19 million
Number of Threatened and Endangered species 177 species of animals and plants 511 species of animals and 736 species of plants.
Acres of Designated Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas Managed by BLM 0 23,445,495


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