FOIA Reading Room
Welcome to the BLM’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Reading Room. The Freedom of Information Act was established to make the federal government accountable to the public for its actions and requires more transparency in agency policies. It also allows members of the public to request records from various Federal government agencies.
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Below are records released under FOIA. The records may include emails, reports, maps, etc. pertaining to frequently FOIA requested items.
Full Document: Stone-Manning Oct, Nov, Dec 2021 Director's Calendar
On February 15, 2023, the following FOIA request (DOI-BLM-2023-002599) was received from the Center for Biological Diversity, in which the requester was seeking email communications between BLM, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or the National Marine Fisheries Service about the Willow project’s contribution to climate change impacts and/or impacts to listed species and/or their critical habitat from greenhouse gas emissions associated with the project.
On August 3, 2022, the following FOIA request (DOI-BLM-2022-005352) was received from Trustees for Alaska, in which the requester was seeking any and all copies of the biological assessment for the Willow Supplemental EIS transmitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, from May 1, 2022 to the present.
For more information regarding the Willow Master Development Plan Supplemental EIS, please visit the BLM NEPA Register Project webpage.
BLM- 2018-01137 FOIA request is for seismic exploration records generated, obtained or received by the BLM since April 1, 2018.
If you would like more background and planning effort information about seismic exploration in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge please visit the ePlanning Project page.
On April 3, 2018, the following FOIA request (BLM-2018-00691) was made by Defenders of Wildlife related to planning, exploration, leasing and development of oil and gas resources on the Coastal Plain (Section 1002 Area) of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge since November 15, 2017.
Learn more about the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program EIS project.
Full Document: Kirkland Mining Company - Final Release 12/6/2018
Interim release #4 dated 10-23-2018. Remaining responsive documents will be added when available.
NOTE: Due to the number of documents in this release, the files have been zipped.
Full Document: Kirkland Mining Company - 10-23-2018
Interim release #3 dated 9-26-2018. Remaining responsive documents will be added when available.
Full Document: Kirkland Mining Company - 9-26-2018
Interim release #2 dated 4-16-2018. Remaining responsive documents will be added when available.
Full Document: Kirkland Mining Company - 4-16-2018
Interim release dated 9-14-2017. Remaining responsive documents will be added when available.
Full Document: Kirkland Mining Company
The Bureau of Land Management releases a redacted version of the 2016 Erskine Fire origin and cause investigation report prepared by the Kern County Fire Department.
The redacted report is released pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. This initial release includes the report and 15 of the 20 attachments. This report is provided in portable document format (pdf). This posting will be updated when review of all attachments is completed.
Full Document: Erskine Fire Investigation Report
The Cadiz Groundwater Storage and Dry-Year Supply Program involves a cooperative effort between Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and Cadiz Inc. to use the groundwater basin underlying part of the Cadiz and Fenner Valleys in San Bernardino County for storage of water from the Colorado River for later use to supply water to Southern California.
Full Document: Cadiz Water Project
Full Document: Lake Coeur d' Alene: Blue Creek Bay Trail Map
Full Document: Proposed Eastern Utah Regional Connector Highway