How We Manage
A Landscape Approach
The BLM promotes multiple-use on public lands, consistent with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA).
To manage public lands, the BLM prepares land-use plans, also known as resource management plans (RMPs), which serve as blueprints for keeping public landscapes healthy and productive for multiple-use. As plans are prepared, the BLM invites and values local voices and diverse views; respects the ties that native and traditional communities have to the land; and develops partnerships that bring successful resource stewardship. As a result, we have a strong history of ensuring opportunities for commercial, recreational, and conservation activities on public lands.
We manage 245 million acres of public lands and 700 million acres of mineral estate. These public lands and subsurface acres are integral to the lives and livelihoods of communities and families across the country.