Front entrance to the BLM Pocatello Field Office

Pocatello Field Office

The BLM's Pocatello Field Office manages just under 600,000 acres of public lands. Located in scenic country along the Utah/Idaho/Wyoming border, this is a wonderful place to visit or work. The area's unique land pattern lends itself to numerous challenges. With several tracts of BLM-managed lands located next to various communities, this office has an active fuels program, which focuses on reducing fire activity in the wildland urban interface. Extensive fuels projects are also implemented to enhance aspen rejuvenation and support local wildlife. Pocatello has a large customer base when it comes to rangeland management. With 450 allotments and 387 permittees and very few range staff, time and people are limited. The checkerboard land status creates significant challenges for management. Primary concerns include: small allotments with limited access, grazing within sage-grouse habitat and a high number of grazing permit and lease transfers with a small staff. An active forestry program is also managed out of the this office that includes over 166,000 forested acres. Approximately 16 forestry projects are in some form of completion or initiation in this area. This office is situated in the heart of America’s largest remaining phosphate deposit – the western phosphate field.  The leasing and mine oversight program is BLM’s largest and most complex non-energy leasable minerals program.  Southeast Idaho open-pit phosphate mines supply about 15 percent of the Nation’s and 4 percent of the world’s phosphate. Pocatello also manages the beautiful Blackfoot river and deals with the complex issues of managing isolated tracts of BLM managed lands through a wide geographic area.

Leadership

Melissa Warren

Field Manager

Contact

Mailing Address:
4350 Cliffs Drive
Pocatello, ID 83204
Phone: 208-478-6340
Fax: 208-478-6376
Hours:
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. MT

TTY/Relay System

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

COVID-19 Updates

BLM Idaho Offices are open for in-person visits. Masking requirements vary by location. The BLM has updated its masking guidelines to align with the CDC’s new COVID-19 Community Level tool. This CDC guidance helps communities decide what prevention steps to take. Individuals who are not required to wear a mask are still welcome to do so if they choose. Learn more about the BLM's COVID-19 response here. 

Please stay home if you have symptoms of COVID-19. If you are unable to visit in person, we will be happy to assist you over the phone or via email. Contact us here.