The Southeastern States District Office manages public lands and resources from the coasts of Florida, to the bayous of Louisiana, to the uplands of Arkansas. The field office manages 23 million acres of Federal mineral resources which include oil and gas, coal, phosphate, limestone, clay, quartz, olivine, wavelite, and gold. Areas currently showing an increase in energy exploration and development are the Hainesville Shale area in Louisiana and the Fayetteville Shale play in northwestern Arkansas.
Actively managed public lands in the field office include tracts of land in Florida, Alabama and Louisiana. Several tracts include prime beach front property and/or natural habitat being managed for cultural, historic and natural values. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area in Jupiter, FL offers a variety of recreational activities designed to promote environmental education.