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The BLM in Idaho

The BLM manages nearly 12 million acres of public lands in Idaho, nearly one-fourth of the state's total land area.  Four BLM district offices, 12 field offices, and the Idaho State Office administer the public lands in Idaho with a mission of sustaining the health, diversity and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  

Resources on the public lands include recreation, rangelands, timber, minerals, water, fish and wildlife, wilderness, air and soils, and scenic, scientific, and cultural values.  By strengthening existing and forging new partnerships with stakeholders, the BLM works to ensure that the nation’s public lands are managed and conserved for future generations of Americans to use and enjoy.

Our Priorities

The America’s Great Outdoors initiative, which is aimed at enhancing the conservation of BLM-managed lands and resources and reconnecting Americans to the outdoors.

BLM Idaho - Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey NCAThe New Energy Frontier, which encourages and facilitates renewable energy development – solar, wind, and geothermal – on the Nation’s public lands.

Cooperative Landscape Conservation, a scientific initiative that recognizes the need to better understand the condition of BLM-managed landscapes at a broad level.

Youth in the Great Outdoors, which supports programs and partnerships that engage youth in natural resource management and encourages young people and their families to visit, explore, and learn about the public lands.

Climate Change, which is affecting public lands in ways that could impact on Americans’ quality of life. The BLM is responding with two interconnected initiatives: a proposed landscape approach to land management and Rapid Ecoregional Assessments, which will improve the agency’s understanding of public land conditions to inform future management decisions. 

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Quick Facts

  • 12 million acres in Idaho
  • 1 National Conservation Area
  • 1 National Monument
  • 16 Wild and Scenic Rivers covering 318 miles
  • 6 Wilderness Areas covering nearly 517,000 acres
  • 44 Wilderness Study Areas 
  • 4 National Historic Trails covering 452 miles  
  • 1 National Scenic Trail covering 13 miles

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