FOIA | the Freedom of Information Act
It is BLM policy to make records available to the public to the greatest extent possible in keeping with the spirit of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Privacy Act, Office of Management and Budget requirements, and Presidential Orders.
The BLM classifies its major records under two categories: (1) Public (which does not require a FOIA request); and (2) Non-public (a FOIA request is required for access to releasable portions of this information).
Many BLM offices in Idaho have Information Access Centers, or public rooms, that can assist with requests for public records and public information.
Public records such as mining claims, grazing information, cadastral survey plats, Bureau decisions that affect the public, Bureau policy documents, and tables of organization, may be viewed in a BLM Information Access Center for free or copied for a fee. Much of this information is also available online.