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Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of land management

■ Introduction

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the Department of the Interior (DOI), was created in 1946 when Congress combined the functions of the General Land Office (created in 1812) and the U.S. Grazing Service (created in 1934) into a single bureau.

The BLM consists of a headquarters staff in Washington, D.C., and twelve state offices. It is headed by a director appointed by the president who works under the supervision of the assistant secretary of the interior for land and minerals management.

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