Who We Are, What We Do
The Bureau of Land Management's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Clean Energy: We will help lead the way to a clean energy future, leaving no communities behind.
Restoration: Nature is our planet’s best engineer. As the effects of climate change increase, we will restore our lands and waters to create healthy, resilient landscapes and to allow nature to better store carbon.
Recreation for All: We will work to ensure that all families now and into the future have equal opportunity to hunt, camp, fish, hike and play on our public lands.
Conservation: As part of our multiple use and sustained yield mandate, we will address climate change and conservation in all we do.
Rebuild the Agency: To achieve the above and create an agency the future is relying upon, we will fix staffing shortages and build a team that represents all of America.
A Multiple-Use and Sustained Yield Mission
Congress tasked the BLM with a mandate of managing public lands for a variety of uses such as energy development, livestock grazing, recreation, and timber harvesting while ensuring natural, cultural, and historic resources are maintained for present and future use.
To do this, we manage public lands to maximize opportunities for commercial, recreational, and conservation activities. This promotes healthy and productive public lands that create jobs in local communities while supporting traditional land uses such as responsible energy development, timber harvesting, grazing, and recreation, including hunting and fishing.
Learn more about our multiple-use approach.
Download the BLM's infographic about our mission and activities throughout the country.