|Bureau of Land Management
For Release: Friday, October 1, 2004
Accessing GeoCommunicator's Land & Mineral Use Records (1MB PDF)
BLM Launches Two New Web-Based Tools for Accessing Land Use Records
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced the deployment of “Land and Mineral Use Records” and “Federal Land Stewardship,” two new Web-based data tools within its GeoCommunicator website. Part of the BLM’s E-Government initiative, GeoCommunicator (www.geocommunicator.gov) is a website for the distribution of spatial data from the BLM’s Land and Minerals Records System and the joint BLM-U.S. Forest Service U.S. National Integrated Land System (NILS).
"We are very excited about these tools,” said Tom Lonnie, the BLM’s Assistant Director for Minerals, Realty and Resource Protection. “The creation of a national seamless dataset will allow information to be more accurate and more readily accessed and will ultimately save the public a lot of time and effort. By giving the public greater access to data they can use, these tools help make government more responsive and cost-effective, which is the goal of the President’s E-Government initiative.”
For more information on GeoCommunicator or NILS contact:
Leslie Cone, BLM L&RPO Project Manager WO-330D
The BLM, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior, manages more land—261 million surface acres—than any other Federal agency. Most of this public land is located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1.9 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on the public lands.