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BLM Forms

The Mission of the BLM Forms Program is to provide customers in the private sector and Federal offices with BLM, Department of Interior, and various other miscellaneous forms that are easy to use in both printed and, where possible, electronic format.

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Brochures & Publications

  • BLM Publications
    A list of publications produced by the BLM
  • Adventures on America's Public Lands
    A recreation Guide to Public lands in the West
  • American Energy for America's Future: The role of the U.S. Department of the Interior (600KB PDF - this document is also available in text format.)
  • Energy Facts: Onshore Federal Lands (1.2MB PDF) The BLM plays a critical role in facilitating the development of energy resources such as oil and gas, coal, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind, and biomass in its implementation of the President’s National Energy Policy. BLM is also the leasing agent for all energy minerals on all Federal lands, and as trustee, manages mineral development on over 56 million acres of Indian lands.
  • Law Enforcement
    The BLM's law enforcement program is responsible for protecting public safety and resources across the nation's 264 million acres of BLM-managed public land, which it does in partnership with state and local law enforcement agencies.
  • Law Enforcement 2005 Year End Review (4.7MB PDF) Also available in text format.
  • National Geographic Magazine: The Big Open
    National Geographic magazine article excerpt about the Bureau of Land Management
  • Public Rewards From Public Lands
    A report quantifying the worth of the BLM-managed public lands in economic, social and environmental terms.
  • Public Land Statistics
    Public Land Statistics, published by U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
  • Solid Minerals
    The BLM is responsible for maintaining viable national policies and processes for solid minerals resources under Federal jurisdiction. Solid minerals include coal and non-energy leasable minerals, hardrock minerals on acquired lands, locatable minerals, and salable minerals.
  • Bureau of Land Management General Brochure (2MB PDF - this document is also available in text format) This brochure provides a general overview of the public lands the BLM manages, their location and character, the three broad categories of uses and activities that take place on them, and why they are important to all Americans. Also available in print quality file (PDF format, 17.2MB - high speed connection recommended).
  • They Walked Here Long Ago...
    The public lands provide numerous opportunities to see the fossil evidence of life on earth millions of years ago, including spectacularly preserved dinosaur tracks. This brochure tells readers where they can view dinosaur tracks and provides guidance on what fossils can be collected from public lands legally while preserving the Nation's fossil heritage. Also available in 17x11 layout (PDF format, 1.1MB).

Budget Information

Current information on the Bureau of Land Management's  Budget

Electronic Freedom Of Information Act (E/FOIA)

BLM's Electronic Reading Rooms

Environmental Education/Volunteer

  • Environmental Education
    The BLM strives to realize healthier and more productive public lands through better informed citizens who are willing to participate and assist in solving complex environmental problems. This site offers teacher resources, classroom activities, and a wealth of other learning opportunities relating to the 264 million-acre laboratory of BLM managed public lands.
  • Volunteers
    More than 17,000 volunteers contribute to the care of public lands by supporting the work of the BLM each year, from conducting field work in remote locations to providing administrative support in some of BLM’s busiest offices.

Federal Land Policy and Management Act

    2001 marked the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 -- a landmark piece of legislation that changed not only the Bureau of Land Management and the make-up of its workforce, but the face of the West forever.

Current Initiatives

  • Bureau Architecture
    The BLM Enterprise Architecture--or "Bureau Architecture," as it is known--is a comprehensive review of the entire agency's business work processes and information flows, as well as the computer hardware and software used for each.
  • Plain Language
    The Plain Language Action Network (PLAN) is a government-wide group working to improve communications from the federal government to the public.
  • Service First
    The Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service are partners in providing convenient service to our customers, sharing resources for a more cost-effective delivery of services, and using good judgement and common sense in response to local opportunities to do our stewardship work the best way possible.
  • Conversations With America
    Conversations with AMERICA is a White House initiative to engage customers in conversations about improving Government service.

Recreation Information