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Oregon / Washington

Other Programs

Abandoned Mine Lands

Mine The Bureau of Land Managementís Abandoned Mine Lands program enhances public safety and improves water quality by reducing or eliminating the effects of past hardrock mining in the western United States. more>>


Botany Vegetation is a fundamental part of the landscape. The BLM lands in Oregon and Washington host a great diversity of plant communities with plant species ranging from large coniferous trees to tiny mosses. more>>

Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage
Cultural resources can include a vast range in types of sites and landscapes that result from past human activities. more>>


Fisheries The rivers, streams, and lakes of Oregon and Washington are home to a diverse array of fish species and the BLM is committed to the restoration and protection of the aquatic habitat the fish are dependent on. more>>

Minerals Program

Minerals The Oregon/Washington BLM is responsible for a wide variety of activities within the minerals program. They administer or adjudicate issues on Federal mining claims, validate title evidence, review mineral validity reports, and provide guidance for surface use management and use and occupancy under the mining laws. more>>

National Riparian Service Team

Riparian areas and wetlands are some of the most diverse and productive portions of the land base. Benefits produced from these areas are essential, and invoke in us a sense of responsibility to ensure their health and continued ability to provide necessary and desired values. more>>


The BLM managers use science, as well as other information and considerations, in making land use management decisions. more>>


Soils form an ecologically rich and active zone at the interface between geologic materials and the atmosphere. more>>

Special-Status Species

special-status speciesThe Pacific Northwest Regional Office of the U.S. Forest Service and Oregon/Washington State Office of the Bureau of Land Management recently established an interagency program for the conservation and management of rare species. more>>

Survey and Manage Species

Survey and Manage Species The Northwest Forest Plan includes the Survey and Manage mitigation measure, which provides protection for approximately 300 rare or little-known species of plants and animals associated with late-successional, old-growth forests. more>>


The rapid spread of noxious weeds has negative impacts to fish and wildlife habitat and also reduces the productivity of agricultural lands. more>>


wildlife The public has the opportunity to explore the ecology of coastal systems, old growth forests, high desert shrub-steppe communities, juniper woodlands, grasslands, and other communities occupied by a plethora of wildlife species. more>>