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For Students

The BLM offers many resources for high school and college-aged students, whether you are working on a research paper for class or just want to learn more about what the BLM does. Also, check out the youth employment section if you are interested in working on public lands or with the BLM.

Youth Employment

Are you interested in developing a career working outdoors, learning new job skills and making a difference in your community? If so, check out the employment resources below.  

YouthGo,which is part of the Youth in the Great Outdoors Initiative, offers information about upcoming events, educational resources, job openings and internship opportunities as well as profiles of young people who work for the Department of the Interior.

Colorado Youth Corps Association employs and trains youth and young adults on land, water and energy conservation projects. Youth Corps preform valuable work on public lands and are an excellent way to learn job skills while exploring some of Colorado’s most beautiful locations.

Youth Corps crews have the opportunity to work on Public Lands while gaining valuable job and leadership skills.

Technology in Nature

Interested in using your GPS to locate your public lands? Want to participate in a 21st century treasure hunt (called geocaching) on your public lands? Some of our field offices are now offering latitude and longitude coordinates to help you find your public lands. Check the link below to find out how you can incorporate technology into your next adventure.

Little Snake Field Office Geocaching Page and Policy

BLM’s Scientific Research

The BLM employs many scientists to manage public lands in a way that is beneficial to all users. These scientists publish scientific reports about the research they conduct and the work they are doing. Check out the links below to learn about the scientific efforts that are ongoing on your public lands.

Cultural Resource Publications – learn about research on Colorado’s original settlers. 

Denver Museum of Nature and Science Technical Reports  - find some research the BLM conducts jointly with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science here. 

BLM General Publications – link to the most frequently requested publications, including: public lands statistics, fact sheets, the BLM’s science strategy and more. 

BLM Library - collection of more than 40,000 volumes and 250 periodical subscriptions covering all aspects of land management, natural resources, minerals, computer science and administration.

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