The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has a long and proud history of serving the nation by responsibly managing land and resources for the use and enjoyment of the American people.
The BLM is responsible for managing public lands for a variety of uses such as energy and mineral development, livestock grazing, recreation, and timber harvesting while ensuring natural, cultural, and historic resources are maintained for present and future generations.
Today, more than 99 percent* of those lands and programs are located in the Western half of the United States. The BLM is relocating its headquarters functions and other supporting offices to the American West. This move will benefit the public we serve as well as the bureau and our employees. Moving the people who make critical decisions about the lands and programs we manage will help provide a greater on-the-ground understanding and will also foster better partnerships with communities and organizations there.
The BLM Headquarters move west means that most of the positions currently located in Washington, DC, will move to a new location.