BLM Handbooks

The Bureau of Land Management handbooks provide detailed instructions for implementing the policy and direction described in the BLM manual sections. Handbooks provide specific detailed instructions, techniques, procedures, practices, and processes. Handbooks do not contain broad objectives, policies or assignment of responsibilities. BLM handbooks are considered part of the manual, with the same authority.

You can read and download BLM handbook sections organized by program categories through the links below.

General Management

Land Resource Management

Minerals Management

Range Management

Forest Management

Recreation Programs

Technical Services