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Annual Reports

All permittees must file an annual report by December 31 of each calendar year.  A separate annual report must be filed for each permit that a permittee holds.  The report should have the following information:

If no field work was conducted or no collections were made during the calendar year an Annual Report Cover Sheet must be submitted, but other documents may be omitted.

When do I submit a consulting report?

After each field survey, the consulting paleontologist must file a written report with the BLM.  This is normally the same report that is submitted to the project proponent.  However, the BLM should also receive an appendix (marked "confidential") that contains locality data.

  • Information and guidance about consulting reports
  • Consulting report cover sheet
  • Paleontological Locality form

BLM Guidance & Policy 

  • Manual 8270 on Paleontological Resource Management 
  • Handbook H8270 on Paleontological Resource Management 
  • IM 2007-131 on Membership and Participation in Professional Organizations, Associations, and Societies
  • IM 2008-009 on Potential Fossil Yield Classification (PFYC) System for Paleontological Resources on Public Lands
  • IM 2008-009 Attachment 1
  • IM 2008-009 Attachment 2: Guidelines
  • IM 2009-011 on Assessment and Mitigation of Potential Impacts to Paleontological Resources
  • IM 2009-011 Attachment 1: Guidelines
  • IM 2009-011 Attachment 2: Flowcard
  • IM 2009-113 on Casual Collecting of Common Invertebrate and Plant Paleontological Resources under the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act of 2009
  • IM 2012-140 on Collecting Paleontological Resources under the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act of 2009
  • IM 2012-141 on Confidentiality of Paleontological Locality Information under the Omnibus Public Lands Act of 2009, Title VI, Subtitle D on Paleontological Resources Preservation
  • IM UT 2005-014 on Issuance of Paleontological Resource Use Permits
  • IM UT 2010-011 on Implementation of the OPLA-PRP and Designation of Field Office Paleontology Coordinators

Other Mandates & Policy