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Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act

The Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA) was signed into law on July 25, 2000 for an initial period of 10 years and reauthorized in perpetuity on March 23, 2018. 

Under FLTFA, revenues from the sale or exchange of BLM-managed public lands that have been identified for disposal in approved land use plans are deposited into a Federal Land Disposal Account for use in purchasing other lands (or interests therein, such as easements) with high conservation or recreation value.    

Lands or interests purchased using the Account must be: 

  • inholdings 
  • adjacent to federally designated areas and contain exceptional resources, or 
  • adjacent to lands that are open to public recreational activities, but to which there is no or restricted public access, and that consist of at least 640 contiguous acres. 

The BLM coordinates its FLTFA program with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service under an interagency agreement.