Walk on the Wild Side: Explore Your Public Lands

Walk on the Wild Side: Explore Your Public Lands

Walk on  the Wild Side: Explore Your Public Lands

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land belonging to all Americans. Most of this land is located in twelve Western states, including Alaska. The agency’s mission is “to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity” of these lands “for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.” This means managing lands for many uses—including wildlife habitat, native plant communities, water resources, energy development, timber harvesting, livestock grazing, and a wide variety of recreational activities—that ensures the lands will be healthy far into the future. The BLM is also responsible for protecting the natural, cultural, and historical resources on those lands. America’s public lands have a diversity of native plants and provide habitat to countless species of fish and wildlife. They are home to thousands of free roaming wild horses and burros. This activity book introduces children to public lands and encourages them to do their part in protecting these special places.

Publication Date


National Office


Collection: Public Room
Category: Educational Material


Educational Materials
Junior Ranger