Socioeconomic Impacts of the BLM
A Sound Investment for America
The BLM's management of public lands contributed more than $126 billion to the national economy and supported more than 635,000 American jobs in Fiscal Year 2012. Most of these jobs were related to energy, timber, grazing, and recreation, which are activities that fall under the BLM's multiple-use mission in managing public lands. In the energy category, jobs included work in minerals, geothermal, wind, solar energy, coal, and oil and gas.
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A PDF version of data from BLM's current “A Sound Investment for America,” is available for download by clicking this link.