Our Mission, Vision and Strategic Priorities
As the official charitable partner of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Foundation for America’s Public Lands connects us to our public lands and waters and sustains these special places for the benefit of present and future generations.
The BLM is responsible for one-in-every-ten-acres of land across the country, the largest amount of public land of any federal agency, and welcomes more than 80 million visitors every year. The BLM’s multi-use, sustained yield mission requires balancing a variety of uses such as energy development, livestock grazing, recreation, and timber harvesting while ensuring natural, cultural, and historic resources are maintained for present and future use.
Despite this broad mandate, they have limited resources to carry out their important mission. Other public land agencies have benefitted from having a foundation partner for decades, and the BLM has not had the same support – until now.
The Foundation works hand-in-hand with the BLM to support its work and bridge the divide between communities and their lands and waters, rendering these public spaces more accessible and fostering a sense of belonging. We believe every individual can experience the magic of public lands and waters, appreciate their shared heritage, and take active roles in their stewardship.
– PROFESSOR CREEK/MARY JANE CANYON
We will elevate the value of public lands and waters, celebrate the people who manage them, and inspire everyone to experience wonder.
We will work to provide equitable access to our public lands and waters to ensure all people can connect, enjoy, and benefit from all they have to offer.
We will generate resources and cultivate partnerships to protect the resiliency of our public lands and waters for future generations.
Our Relationship to the Bureau of Land Management
The Foundation is the official charitable partner of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and works together with the BLM to support its mission.
The BLM manages every one-in-ten acres of land in the country, providing jobs and economic development for millions of Americans.
Our Relationship to The Bureau of Land Management.
On May 5, 2017, Congress created the Bureau of Land Management Foundation in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017. As mandated by the legislation establishing the Foundation, the Secretary of the Interior is responsible for appointing the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public lands that supports hundreds of communities across the country, providing jobs and economic development for millions of Americans. Find out more about your Bureau of Land Management.
The Foundation is the official charitable partner of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and works together with the BLM to support its mutual goals.
The Foundation works with the BLM in the following ways:
The BLM manages more than
245 million acres of public lands
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