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The BLM in Oregon & Washington: The Land, The Resources, The People

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Welcome to the Bureau of Land Management in Oregon and Washington! Our short video tells the story of the land, the resources, and the people dedicated to managing the breathtaking public lands of the Pacific Northwest.

You'll see beautiful footage of wild mustangs, river rafters, lush forests, natural minerals, and so much more - all which contribute to the BLM's diverse mission across over 16 million acres in Oregon and Washington.

Please visit us at our homepage for more info! http://www.blm.gov/or Show less
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The Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands, also known as the National Landscape Conservation System, contain some of the West's most spectacular landscapes. It includes over 886 federally recognized areas and approximately 27 million acres that include Wilderness areas.

With the passage of the Omnibus Public Land Act in March 2009, the BLM now manages eight Wilderness Areas across nearly 247,000 acres in Oregon. The BLM also manages one Wilderness Area in Washington covering 7,142 acres. In addition, the BLM currently protects wilderness values on 82 Wilderness Study Areas (WSA) and five Instant Study Areas in Oregon totaling more than 2.6 million acres and one WSA in Washington totaling 5,557 acres.

Wilderness is Congressionally-designated piece land that is managed in accordance with the Wilderness Act of 1964 to "...secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness." Wilderness areas are places where natural processes take precedent; areas managed so that nature remains substantially unchanged by human use. Rugged trails provide the only access into wilderness, and travel is restricted to foot or horseback. To learn more abot the spectacular wilderness areas in Oregon and Washington that await you, just head on over to:

www.blm.gov/or/wilderness

The Oregon/Washington Bureau of Land Management Public Room has available for sale a wide range of publications, maps, and recreation guides - both online and in person. Pick out the kind of map you want and follow the "Purchase Online" link to buy your map! www.blm.gov/or/onlineservices/maps/
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