The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has a long history of collaborating with communities and other partners to help manage 245 million acres of public lands. These lands are managed for multiple uses in three broad categories: commercial activities, recreation, and conservation.
The BLM is committed to promoting the stewardship of healthy ecosystems andhealthy communities in the present and for future generations. Community-based citizen stewardship begins with people taking care of special places. By involving communities and partners in a collaborative decision making process to manage their landscapes, integrating community and land management issues, the BLM expands its capacity to create innovative solutions and build sustainable partnerships.