BLM Policy

The Bureau of Land Management publishes manuals, handbooks and directives – in the form of instruction memorandum and information bulletins – to direct our day-to-day business internally and externally with the public. You can access BLM policies available to the public through the links below.


BLM manuals contain policy and procedures to manage programs.

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BLM handbooks provide detailed instructions for implementing the policy and direction described in the BLM manual sections.

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Instruction Memorandum

BLM instruction memorandum are directives that supplement the BLM manual sections and handbooks. Instruction memoranda or IMs contain new policy or procedures that must reach BLM employees quickly, interpret existing policies or provide one-time instructions.

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Information Bulletin

BLM information bulletins, often called IBs, disseminate information of interest to BLM employees.

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Subject Codes

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BLM policy documents are categorized by subject codes that may further help you identify collections of policies.