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BLM Heritage Resources Publications

BLM lands contain the largest, most diverse, and scientifically most important body of cultural resources of any Federal land managing agency. These resources represent the tangible remains of at least 13,000 years of human adaptation to the land. BLM is guided in its management of cultural resources by policies and procedures contained in its comprehensive 8100 Manual series and supplementary Handbook on tribal consultation. In 1997, BLM entered into a Programmatic Agreement (PA) with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (Council) and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO), which established the framework under which BLM carries out its responsibilities under Sections 106, 110(f), and 111(a) of NHPA.


America's Priceless Heritage Report

America’s Priceless Heritage: Cultural and Fossil Resources on Public Lands

These reports highlight the wealth of these cultural and paleontological resources on America's public lands, focus attention their preservation, describe what BLM has done in the past and seek help in defining what needs to be done to preserve these resources.

Click here or on the image to visit the America's Priceless Heritage web page, including national reports and state profiles.

2011 Preserve America Progress Report
Preserve America Reports

The "Preserve America" Report describes the Bureau of Land Management’s Cultural Resource Management Program with particular emphasis on BLM’s contributions to heritage tourism and local economic development. 

Click here or on the image to download the 2011 report (2MB). For an archive of previous Preserve America Reports, select this link.

Cover of BLM Technical Note 428 on Photogrammetry

BLM Technical Note 428, September 2008

Aerial and Close-Range Photogrammetric Technology: Providing Resource Documentation, Interpretation, and Preservation
by Neffra A. Matthews, BLM, National Operations Center.

This document provides a general overview of photogrammetry, with separate sections focusing on traditional aerial photogrammetry and close-range photogrammetry. The appendices contain technical information on the equipment and suggested methods for capturing stereoscopic imagery. Their purpose is to assist field resource specialists in the successful completion of the imagery collection portion of a basic, close-range photogrammetry project.

Link to additional BLM Heritage publications and research documents