The BLM has a strong tradition of integrating science into decision-making.  We respond to changing ecological and sociological conditions by applying science and science-based tools to sustaining the health, diversity and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

A changing climate, large datasets, rapidly advancing technologies, active public involvement and legal challenges make sound science essential to our success in making decisions about public land uses such as grazing, energy development, recreation, mining and timber harvest, among others.

Learn more about how we use science in our work and how you can get involved through partnerships and Citizen Science initiatives.  

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