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Resources and Statistics

There are many electronic and online resources that the National Conservation Lands provide. This page will provide you access to summary and detail tables, maps, brochures and fact sheets, plans and other reference materials, as well as links to legislation and other resources.


Summary and Detail Tables

The below summary tables provide an overview of the acreage and mileage of the different designations in NLCS.

Updated March 2014. 

NLCS Summary Table
Category*Unit TypeNumberBLM AcresBLM Miles
National Monuments and National Conservation AreasNational Monuments195,089,063 
National Conservation Areas163,671,572
Similar Designations5436,164
WildernessWilderness Areas2218,710,657
Wilderness Study Areas53012,766,472
Wild and Scenic Rivers 691,001,3032,424
National Scenic and Historic TrailsNational Historic Trails13 5,078
National Scenic Trails5683
Totals 878About 27 million (some units overlap)8,185
     
*The BLM is evaluating how to incorporate the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) into the NLCS in terms of management. The BLM-administered portion of the CDCA (including wilderness areas) totals 10,772,600 acres and includes some multiple-use areas not traditionally incorporated in the NLCS.

 

National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, and Similar Designations
 National MonumentsNational Conservation AreasCooperative Management and Protection AreasOutstanding Natural AreasForest Reserves
NumberBLM AcresNumberBLM AcresNumberBLM AcresNumberBLM AcresNumberBLM Acres
Alaska  11,208,624      
Arizona51,774,2133119,234      
California*4310,769156,167  11817,542
Colorado1173,0003396,446      
Eastern States (Florida)      163  
Idaho1274,6931482,100      
Montana2375,027        
Nevada  31,045,668      
New Mexico3251,9342254,977      
Oregon/ Washington263,293  1428,446195  
Utah11,866,1342108,356      
Wyoming          
Totals195,089,063163,671,5721428,446317617,542
           
*The BLM is evaluating how to incorporate the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) into the NLCS in terms of management. The BLM-administered portion of the CDCA (including wilderness areas) totals 10,772,600 acres and includes some multiple-use areas not traditionally incorporated in the NLCS.

  

 WildernessWild and Scenic RiversNational Trails
Wilderness AreasWilderness Study Areas National Historic TrailsNational Scenic Trails
NumberBLM AcresNumberBLM AcresNumberBLM MilesNumberBLM MilesNumberBLM Miles
Alaska  1260,00069521149  
Arizona471,396,826263,930  276146
California873,843,99867821,870810834231189
Colorado5205,81454548,209  18511
Idaho7517,36244655,512163134439113
Maryland      2412
Montana16,34739449,96311492347111
Nevada452,055,681622,542,505  31,147  
New Mexico5170,16358960,33527221561192
Oregon/ Washington8246,953872,645,79125810224256
Utah18260,373863,238,40211203583  
Virginia      1111
Washington17,14015,554      
Wyoming  42574,401  51,6441172
Totals221*8,710,657530*12,766,472692,42413**5,0785**683
           
*Some wildernesses and wilderness study areas are in more than one state.  These are listed under each state, but are only counted once in the total tallies.
**Trails cross state lines.  Each trail is counted only once toward the total tally.

 

The detail tables provide designation dates, proclamations or public law references, and state-specific information on the acreage/mileage for each unit.


Maps

NLCS Map Wall Size Map (English) (Español): Map developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society.

National NLCS Wall Size Map: Updated NLCS map that includes the 2009 designations, except for the Conservation Lands of the California Desert. The National Scenic and Historic Trails shown on the map are interagency administered.

National NLCS Letter Size Map - Similar map as the National Wall Size Map, but will print out letter size.

NLCS National Monument and National Conservation Area Letter Size Map - Letter size map of National Monuments and National Conservation Areas.

NLCS Wilderness Letter Size Map - Letter size map of Wilderness Areas

NLCS Wilderness Study Areas Letter Size Map - Letter size map of Wilderness Study Areas

NLCS Wilderness and Wilderness Study Area Letter Size Map - Letter size map of Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas

NLCS Wild and Scenic Rivers Letter Size Map - Letter size map of Wild and Scenic Rivers

NLCS National Scenic and Historic Trails Letter Size Map - Letter size map of National Scenic and Historic Trails


Desktop Wallpaper

Click here to download one of the numerous National Conservation Lands desktop wallpaper.

Brochures and Fact Sheets

Brochures

The National Conservation Lands have developed a brochure in english and en Español that provides an overview and highlights some of the treasured landscapes within the system.

Fact Sheets

The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 resulted in new additions to the National Landscape Conservation System. See the NLCS Designations Fact Sheet for more information. Click on the links below to see maps of the new additions.


Maps

NLCS Map Wall Size Map (English) (Español): Map developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society.

National NLCS Wall Size Map: Updated NLCS map that includes the 2009 designations, except for the Conservation Lands of the California Desert. The National Scenic and Historic Trails shown on the map are interagency administered.

National NLCS Letter Size Map - Similar map as the National Wall Size Map, but will print out letter size.

NLCS National Monument and National Conservation Area Letter Size Map - Letter size map of National Monuments and National Conservation Areas.

NLCS Wilderness Letter Size Map - Letter size map of Wilderness Areas

NLCS Wilderness Study Areas Letter Size Map - Letter size map of Wilderness Study Areas

NLCS Wilderness and Wilderness Study Area Letter Size Map - Letter size map of Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas

NLCS Wild and Scenic Rivers Letter Size Map - Letter size map of Wild and Scenic Rivers

NLCS National Scenic and Historic Trails Letter Size Map - Letter size map of National Scenic and Historic Trails


National Conservation Lands

NLCS Brochure (Folleto en Español)

NLCS Brochure


National Landscape Conservation System Map - Partnership with National Geographic Society

English     Español

National Landscape Conservation System Map - Partnership with National Geographic Society


NLCS Letter Size Map

Reports, Plans and other Reference Materials

National 15 -Year NLCS Strategy and the State Step-down Strategies - Includes links to the National NLCS Strategy and state strategies, which identify state-wide and NLCS unit-level action items. The state strategies prioritize the most important work to be accomplished in the next 3 years.

National Scenic and Historic Trails

National Scenic and Historic Trails Strategy and Work Plan - This strategy and work plan provides a framework for the direction and management of the National Scenic and Historic Trails Program for a ten year period.

Managers Reports

2008 Manager's Report Summaries - Summaries of the 2008 Manager's Reports from the National Monuments and National Conservation Areas.

Partnership Program

2008 Partnership Summary Report - This report provides an overview of partnership activities in 2008.

Science Program

2008 Science Summary Report - This report provides an overview of the scientific research conducted on NLCS units in 2008.

2007 Science Strategy - This strategy will guide the science program for the NLCS from 2007 to 2017.


Tenth Anniversary Events

In 2010, the National Conservation Lands celebrated their tenth anniversary. The following links are to the national level events celebrating the anniversary.

Secretary of Interior, Ken Salazar, and Director of the Bureau of Land Management, Bob Abbey, kicked off the NLCS' 10th Anniversary Celebrations with an Open House Event on March 24th. We co-hosed, with the Center for the American West, a roundtable event in Boulder, CO. To listen to a podcast of the event in Boulder, click here.

To read abstracts and features from our Science Symposium, A Decade of Discovery in Albuquerque, co-hosted with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, May 24-28, click here.

To learn more about the National Landscape Conservation System Summit held on November 15-18, in Las Vegas Nevada click here.


Legislation and Other Links

Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 - On March 30, 2009 President Barack Obama signed into law the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (P.L.111-11). The Act Congressionally established the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS).