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BLM celebrates 40 years of federal legislation

December 06, 2016 /

Two important anniversaries allow Americans to reflect on the work Bureau of Land Management has done to manage, protect and conserve public lands throughout its history. That is the case with this year’s 40th anniversary of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and the 70th anniversary of the BLM. BLM New Mexico — which also oversees public land management in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas — has a unique profile, one that truly reflects its mission of multiple use and sustained yield. In the Land of Enchantment, the BLM manages 13.5 million acres of federal land, making the agency the largest federal land manager in the state. Here, BLM manages a diverse array of landscapes, including the majestic Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument and much more.