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Unexploded Ordnance

The BLM accepts into its public land inventory lands that were once used by the military services (Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps) that may contain munitions or explosives.  These lands, which comprise five million acres that are accessible to the public, pose special land-management challenges, which is why the BLM collaborates with the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to handle ordnance-related concerns.  This collaboration extends to the possible transfer of additional military lands to the BLM, which has developed Handbook H-1703-2, Military Munitions and Explosives of Concern, to address management of these areas.