About the BLM


Steens Mountain
East Face of Steens Mountain the BLM's Burns District. Photo by Mary Emerick.

The BLM manages some of America's most beautiful landscapes: forests and rangelands, beaches, and mountains, wild and scenic rivers, hundreds of camping,hiking, fishing, and hunting opportunities and a landscape of varied plants and ecosystems. Learn more about our programs in the Northwest and then go explore your Public Lands. more>>>

Socioeconomic Impacts of the BLM

The BLM has the privilege of protecting and maintaining some of the Nation's most unique treasures. We manage over 15.7 million acres of public land in Oregon, and approximately 436,000 acres in Washington, together with some 23.4 million acres of federal subsurface minerals. more>>>

BLM Facts: Our Illustrated Almanac for Public Lands

  • Would you like to take a thrilling rafting trip down 400 miles of wild and scenic rivers? (p. 62)
  • How about capturing breathtaking photos of native species at almost 50 Watchable Wildlife Viewing Sites found in the Pacific Northwest? (p. 38)
  • Or plan your next vacation with our recreation map highlighting the BLM's 8 million visits each year? (p. 46)
  • Learn how you can do all these and more in BLM Facts!

Read your copy at the BLM Facts page.

Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage, the Bureau of Land Management Magazine for Oregon & Washington, delivers breathtaking photos of the Pacific Northwest alongside compelling and humorous articles on the latest environmental actions, news, policies, and technologies.

With a highly visual style and glossy newsstand appearance, Northwest Passage connects with a wide audience of active readership from the BLM's own staff and retirees to local government, media, and the people who live, explore, and travel on our spectacular public lands in Oregon & Washington.


The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Oregon and Washington, the BLM provides innovative leadership in managing natural resources of the Pacific Northwest.

We are committed to functioning with technical excellence, fiscal responsibility, and human sensitivity in fulfilling the following objectives:

  1. Instilling a stewardship ethic for conservation and prudent use of the land and its resources
  2. Promoting public partnerships and global policies which sustain health and diversity of the ecosystems
  3. Fostering social and economic responsibility in the use and management of lands and resources
  4. Making a positive difference with our natural and human resources
  5. Creating a diverse workforce which contributes to individual growth while serving our mission

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