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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

Socioeconomic Impact

Revenues (Payments to State and Counties)

Revenues

Proceeds generated by the sale of timber, grazing and mineral fees, payment in lieu of taxes, and other federal fund sources are distributed to the state to produce revenues for schools, counties and the local taxing districts.

  • $285.5 million Secure Rural Schools Funds from 2008 to 2010
  • $25,472,709 Payments in Lieu of Taxes to Oregon and Washington
  • $23,168,785 Minerals Income, Grazing Fees, Public Land and Material Sales, and other collections
  • $251 million in annual expenditures for BLM resource management in Oregon and Washington

Employment

Employment

Through the use of contracts, partnerships and special initiatives, the BLM employs local workers to fight fires, build bridges, and conduct fish and wildlife habitat improvement projects. These jobs result in cost savings for the state, achieved through maintenance of capital facilities, forest and rangeland health improvements, and wildfire preparedness.

  • 1,498 permanent jobs
  • $118,523,505 annual payroll cost
  • 188 permanent fire jobs, approximately 20 permanent positions hired each year
  • 190 temporary fire jobs across the States

Oregon Program Totals

The BLM's management of public lands in Oregon supported more than 9,900 jobs in Fiscal Year 2010. Most of the jobs were related to recreation, which resulted in an economic impact of about $662.4 million. The overall BLM economic impact was about $1.3 billion. This table provides employment and economic output by category. Economic output data are in millions of dollars.

Category Impacts
  Employment Output ($million)
  Direct Total Direct Total
Recreation 4,328 6,811 357.0 662.4
Energy  
Oil and Gas 0 0 0.0 0.0
Coal 0 0 0.0 0.0
Non-Metallic Minerals 0 0 0.0 0.0
Wind 0 0 0.0 0.0
Geothermal 0 0 0.0 0.0
Total Energy1 0 0 0.0 0.0
Timber 889 2,736 245.9 595.1
Grazing 216 388 17.5 36.4
Total, All Categories1 5,433 9,935 620.4 1,293.9

Washington Program Totals

The BLM's management of public lands in Washington supported about 400 jobs in Fiscal Year 2010. Most of the jobs were related to recreation, which resulted in an economic impact of about $34.6 million. The overall BLM economic impact was about $53.3 million. This table provides employment and economic output by category. Economic output data are in millions of dollars.

Category Impacts
  Employment Output ($million)
  Direct Total Direct Total
Recreation 199 307 18.8 34.6
Energy  
Oil and Gas 0 0 0.0 0.0
Coal 0 0 0.0 0.0
Non-Metallic Minerals 0 0 0.0 0.0
Wind 0 0 0.0 0.0
Geothermal 0 0 0.0 0.0
Total Energy1 0 0 0.0 0.0
Timber 24 63 6.6 15.5
Grazing 21 33 1.5 3.2
Total, All Categories1 244 403 26.9 53.3

1 Totals may not add up exactly, owing to rounding.