The Bureau of Land Management has been described as a “small agency with a big mission.” Nationally, including here in Southwestern Utah, the mission of the BLM is “to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public land for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.” The majority of this public land is located in the 12 Western states, including Alaska. More than 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate in the United States is also managed by the BLM.
Putting it another way, the BLM is involved in a series of responsibilities, including – but not limited to – the oversight of America’s timberlands, recreation, coal leases, abandoned mines, grazing and mineral rights, specific to Indian lands.
Here in our part of the world, the BLM St. George Field Office has responsibility for approximately 629,000 surface acres of Washington County located at the convergence of three distinctive eco-regions: the Mojave Desert, Great Basin, and Colorado Plateau. Here many native plants and animals have evolved into unique species, some found nowhere else on earth. Here, too, our BLM field office keeps a close watch on the evidence of the earth’s geologic history and past human cultures, some of the most sensitive lands managed by BLM.
Including the BLM, about two-thirds of Washington County’s land resources are owned or managed by federal agencies. Through the years, there have been numerous uncomfortable encounters but for the most part, the BLM is a friendly and cooperative overseer of our land and resource preservation efforts.
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