Forests and Woodlands
Close to 58 million acres of forest and woodlands are managed by the BLM across 12 western states and Alaska. These forests provide habitat for wildlife, trails for hiking and biking, clean abundant water for communities and a variety of different wood products including timber, firewood and even teepee poles. The BLM manages forests and woodlands in accordance with the multiple-use, sustained yield mandate of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 which means everything that forests provide today will also be provided in the future. In other words, the BLM manages forests to meet the present and future needs communities, wildlife and all those who benefit from the services forests provide.