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Entry from August 18, 2015
Bureau of Large Mistakes (Bureau of Land Management or BLM nickname)

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 Large Mistakes” since at least 1981.

Other Bureau of Land Management nicknames include “Bureau of Land Mismanagement” 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.”

Google Books
Powder River Regional Coal (MT,WY):
Environmental Impact Statement

1981
Pg. 36:
And I see that we are up against BLM again or the bureau of large mistakes.

Google News Archive
9 March 1988, The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR), “Letters in the Editor’s Mailbag,” pg. 8A, col. 3:
The Bureau of Large Mistakes Memorial Clearcut?

May the forest be with you.

DIANE ALBINO
39741 Howard Road
Marcola

AndyKerr.com
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.

Firehouse
Thread: A-10’s as wildfire attack bombers
Monte
02-16-2000, 11:03 AM
BLM .... isn’t that Bureau of Large Mistakes?

Google Books
Landscape of Desire:
Identity and Nature in Utah’s Canyon Country

By Greg Gordon
Logan, UT: Utah State University Press
2003
Pg. 25:
This is public land we are hiking through, owned by every citizen of the U.S. and managed by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management), sometimes jokingly referred to as the Bureau of Large Mistakes or the Bureau of Livestock and Mining since the historical emphasis of the BLM has been to provide and manage rangeland.

Durango (CO) Telegraph
February 9, 2005
Public blasts Farmington drilling plan
(...)
Brian O’Donnell commented, “This EIS (draft plan) is vulnerable to lawsuits. This is the kind of things that earns the BLM the nickname ‘Bureau of Large Mistakes.’”

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Denver Talk
‏@denvertalk
Comment: Officials want BLM hold on solar plants lifted: BLM= Bureau of Large Mistakes http://tinyurl.com/3go83c
5:38 PM - 2 Jul 2008

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HMSBeagle
‏@Josiespiebald
@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

Brians Blog
THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014
The Bureau of Large Mistakes

The Bureau of Large Mistakes (BLM)
I grew up in the Western United States, where the feddle gummint owns most of the land. For example in Nevada, the Feds own 76% of the state, while in Utah the number is 70%. Not all of that is controlled by the Bureau of Land Management (or as I remember hearing in my youth, the Bureau of Large Mistakes), but 29.9 million acres in Utah and 48.0 million acres in Nevada are “administered” by them.

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Frank Ed Banks - ‎Spank The BLM
February 28, 2015
BLM stands for “
Bureau of Large Mistakes

Posted by Barry Popik
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