The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversees more than 247.3 million acres (1,001,000 km2) of public lands in the United States. Critics of the Bureau of Land Management have nicknamed it the “Bureau of Land Mismanagement” since at least 1970.
Other Bureau of Land Management nicknames include “Bureau of Large Mistakes” and “Bureau of Livestock and Mining.”
Wikipedia: Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior that administers more than 247.3 million acres (1,001,000 km2) of public lands in the United States which constitutes one-eighth of the landmass of the country. President Harry S. Truman created the BLM in 1946 by combining two existing agencies: the General Land Office and the Grazing Service. The agency manages the federal government’s nearly 700 million acres (2,800,000 km2) of subsurface mineral estate located beneath federal, state and private lands severed from their surface rights by the Homestead Act of 1862. Most BLM public lands are located in these 12 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
This map shows land owned by different federal government agencies. The yellow represents the Bureau of Land Management’s holdings.
The mission of the BLM is “to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.”
22 May 1970, Life magazine, pg. 56A, col. 1:
He again attacked the BLM, call it at one point “the Bureau of Land Mismanagement.”
7 October 1976, Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ), “Maggie Wilson’s Album,” pg. D1, col. 2:
So now he’s really fuming at “the dadgummed Bureau of Land Mismanagement.”
13 October 1985, The Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA), pg. H14, col. 3:
The Bureau of Land Mismanagement
Government is worst environmental threat
By John Majewski
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13 August 1989, The Register-Guard (EUgene, OR), pg. 2D, col. 4:
Worst of all, the Forest “Disservice” and the Bureau of Land “Mismanagement” will be immune to any legal charges.
3460 Pearl St.
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24 April 1997, Pahrump Vally Gazette (Pahrum, NV), “Your tax dollars atwork,” pg. 29, col. 3;
PEER’s previous report, Bureau of Land Mismanagement, exposes extensive maladminsitration by the agency, widespread timber theft and contract fraud.
A New Mission and name for the Bureau of Land Management
Suggested Citation: Kerr, Andy. 2000. Oregon Desert Guide: 70 Hikes. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books. pp. 82-85.
The Bureau of Land Management doesn’t get much respect.
BLM wasn’t nicknamed the Bureau of Large Mistakes, Bureau of Livestock and Mining, Bureau of Lumbering and Mining, or Bureau of Land Mismanagement without justification.
Born in 1947, out of a merger of the General Land Office and the Grazing Service, the BLM still shows its parentage. Knowingly or unknowingly BLM officials have often served as a handmaiden to exploiter interests.
BLM = U.S. Dept of Interior’s Bureau of Land Mismanagement. howl, wait, that can’t be right. this is BLM: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en.html
8:09 PM - 27 Sep 2009
Just had a @BLM_Nevada volunteer tell me some people say BLM stands for Bureau of Land Mismanagement, when I asked if Rhyolite is BLM land.
2:21 PM - 13 Mar 2011
@seanhannity @gretawire Letters “BLM” hav long bn known to stand for Bureau of Land Mis-management, & (often) Bureau of Large Mistakes
4:32 PM - 16 Apr 2014
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