Rights of Way
A right of way (ROW) authorizes specific use of parcels of public land for a specified period of time that is appropriate for the life of the project. The BLM has discretion to grant a ROW when doing so is in the public interest.
You need a ROW whenever you wish to build on public land or conduct any activity that would involve appreciable disturbance, alteration or damage to public lands.
The ROW grant sets rental fees that reflect the value of the authorized use(s).