1 National timber impacts cannot be calculated due to technical limitations. Statewide totals are substituted.
About These Numbers
Data in the "Direct" column are an estimate of the BLM's economic contribution to local economies in terms of employment and other economic benefits directly associated with BLM-managed lands and resources. These benefits might be associated with river guides and other recreation outfitters, for example. Data in the "Total" column for each category of BLM activity demonstrate the agency's impacts, including indirect and induced benefits associated with, for instance, companies that manufacture outdoor gear and local service businesses in gateway communities.
National numbers may be larger than the sum of individual state numbers because the national number accounts for activity across state lines. For example, machinery production in California might be used to support mining activity in Wyoming. Employment benefits reflect an annual average for full- and part-time private sector jobs. Table totals may not add exactly, because of rounding. The data are preliminary and are subject to change based on further review.
Available for Download
A PDF version of data from BLM's 2012 report, “A Sound Investment for America,” is available for download by clicking this link. In addition, the Department of the Interior has an economic report that incorporates economic data on hardrock minerals that are not included in the BLM report. You can also download the BLM's 2011 report by clicking this link.