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The BLM delivers significant economic benefits for communities across the Nation. Each year, lands under the BLM’s management contribute over $100 billion in local economic activity and support more than 440,000 jobs.

We administer more land than any other Federal agency, managing and conserving resources for multiple use and sustained yield on more than 247 million surface acres of public land, including the following: energy and mineral development of both conventional and renewable resources; timber production; domestic livestock grazing; outdoor recreation; rights-of-way; fish
and wildlife conservation; and conservation of natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

We are responsible for onshore subsurface mineral estate development on 700 million acres.

We manage the National Conservation Lands, including 20 national monuments, 21 national conservation areas and similarly designated areas, and 221 wilderness areas.

In 2014, over 10,000 employees and over 30,000 volunteers worked to conserve and protect the natural and cultural resources on the public lands and provide recreational and interpretative opportunities and programs.

Read more about our mission activities and President Obama’s proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget for the BLM: http://bit.ly/blm2016budget