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The public lands, which belong to all Americans, contain an array of resources that provide environmental, historical, cultural, recreational and economic benefits. Public Rewards From Public Lands details many of these benefits, including:

  • Federal collections from BLM-managed lands and minerals;
  • Federal revenue collections shared with the States;
  • BLM investment in the States;
  • BLM financial transfers to the States, including Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT);
  • Recreational activities on the public lands;
  • Economic benefits from certain recreational activities on the public lands;
  • Cultural and natural resources on the public lands; and
  • Commercial activities on the public lands.

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Public Rewards From Public Lands describes these benefits on a State-by-State basis and reports on numerous public-private partnerships that are enabling the BLM to carry out a wide range of environmental-restoration projects.

The complete 1997 Public Rewards From Public Lands report is now available online in two formats.

Printed copies of this report may be obtained by writing to your nearest BLM office or by writing to the BLM Public Affairs Office, Room LS-406, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20240.

last updated: 2/18/98
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