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Each day, the Bureau of Land Management employees, volunteers and partners conserve public lands, build our nation’s energy infrastructure and support local economies, advance scientific discovery and much more.  Read our blog stories about the BLM in your community and learn how to get involved.

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Montana-Dakotas, North Central DO

The Banded Burrowing Owl

A BLM wildlife biologist’s recent sighting of a banded bird in his field office area led to a remarkable example of inter-agency collaboration.
National Office

Objectives, measures & monitoring

Plans for managing greater sage-grouse habitat on public lands set objectives for vegetation conditions, describe management tools to balance conservation with other uses and establish thresholds for adaptive management.
Eastern States, Northeastern States DO

BLM revitalizes community garden at Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area

BLM Eastern States Lower Potomac Field Station staff recently began rejuvenating the community garden at Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area located in Lorton, Virginia
California

BLM reminds the public to recreate responsibly on rivers, lakes, recreation sites

As we head into summer, water recreation is picking up throughout California. The Bureau of Land Management is reminding the public to recreate responsibly on California lakes and rivers, in day-use areas, or when fishing, boating, swimming or performing other forms of water recreatio
Eastern Montana/Dakotas DO, Billings FO

Happy 7th Annual Cave Week!

Each June the BLM, National Park Service, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Parks Canada, and NASA celebrate caves and the unique resources found therein.
New Mexico

PODCAST: Cleaning up abandoned mine lands yields wildlife benefits in southwest New Mexico

"On The Ground": In southwest New Mexico, the Bureau of Land Management is restoring an area to both protect people from dangerous mine shafts, and to improve the habitat for endangered species.
Montana-Dakotas, Eastern Montana/Dakotas DO

“Laundress” – Mrs. Nash and Wrung-Out History

The tale and legend of Mrs. Nash, a laundress who was assigned male at birth and lived as a woman amongst the soldiers of the 7th Cavalry at Fort Meade.
Montana-Dakotas, Billings FO

Scenic Stop: Local artist adds WOW factor at Pompeys Pillar National Monument

The view inside is almost as good as the view outside! The vault toilets at Pompeys Pillar National Monument were recently upgraded, thanks to a local artist.
Montana-Dakotas

Greg and Cami: A Tale of Two Geologists

Greg and Cami: A Tale of Two Geologists
Arizona, Arizona Strip DO

BLM partners with state, nonprofits to improve ecosystem health and benefit a variety of species

The Wildcat Ranch project on the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument is an excellent model for improving biodiversity and ecosystem health.
Idaho

Military Appreciation: Building Partnerships in Idaho

As we observe Military Appreciation Month, Air Force Maj. Megan Kiska explains the value in building partnerships.