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The Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands, also known as the National Landscape Conservation System, contain some of the West’s most spectacular landscapes. They include 872 federally recognized areas and approximately 30 million acres of National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wilderness Areas, Wilderness Study Areas, Wild and Scenic RiversNational Scenic and Historic Trails, and Conservation Lands of the California Desert.

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The National Conservation Lands are uniquely diverse. They encompass red-rock deserts and rugged ocean coastlines, deep river canyons and broad Alaskan tundra. Many areas are remote and wild but others are surprisingly accessible. The National Conservation Lands also reveal and protect our cultural legacy. They safeguard American Indian cliff dwellings and cultural sites, and preserve the remaining traces of our Nation’s historic trails and pathways.  The mission of the National Conservation Lands is to conserve, protect, and restore these nationally significant landscapes that are recognized for their outstanding cultural, ecological, and scientific values.

National Conservation Lands are part of an active, vibrant landscape where people live, work and play. They offer exceptional opportunities for recreation, solitude, wildlife viewing, exploring history, scientific research, and a wide range of traditional uses.

These are places that spark the imagination. Their spacious beauty has drawn people to the West for generations. The National Conservation Lands sustain for the future - and for everyone - these remarkable landscapes of the American spirit.

Support National Conservation Lands

Partners and friends of National Conservation Lands are vital to the mission of the Bureau of Land Management and the management of National Conservation Lands.  You can help support BLM National Conservation Lands in many ways.



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Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the National Conservation Lands! Download our 15th anniversary postcard to help you Vist, Share and Support these great landscapes.

 

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Support National Conservation Lands

To view the National 15-year NLCS Strategy and State Step-Down Strategies, click here.

To download desktop wallpapers highlighting National Conservation Lands, click here.

To view a two-minute video on the National Conservation Lands, click here.

To view a five-minute video, click here.

To download the Wall Size Map developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society, click here.


 

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