The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Office has developed the Visual Resources Clearinghouse Website to provide information on visual resource topics, including key agency policy, guidance, research, and program documents from U.S. federal agencies. The website is hosted by the Environmental Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory.
About the BLM
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, administers millions of acres of America's public lands. The BLM sustains the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
The BLM is responsible for carrying out a variety of programs for the management and conservation of resources on more than 245 million surface acres, as well as 700 million acres of subsurface mineral estate. These public lands make up about 13 percent of the total land surface of the United States and more than 40 percent of all land managed by the Federal government. Most of these public lands are located in the Western United States. The BLM administers more than 17.5 million acres of public lands and 40.7 million acres of federal mineral estate in Wyoming.
The BLM manages multiple resources and uses, including energy and minerals; timber; forage; recreation; wild horse and burro herds; fish and wildlife habitat; wilderness areas; and archaeological, paleontological, and historical sites.
About Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory is one of the U.S. Department of Energy's largest research centers. It is also the nation's first national laboratory, chartered in 1946. The Environmental Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory conducts applied research, assessment, and technology development in such areas as risk and waste management, natural resources, integrated assessments, restoration, pollution prevention, environmental policy analysis and planning, and environmental management.
For More Information
For general questions or comments about the Visual Resources Clearinghouse Website, contact us at: BLMWyomingVisual@anl.gov.
For questions or further information regarding the BLM Wyoming Visual Resources Program, please contact:
State Lead for Visual Resource Management
Bureau of Land Management
Wyoming State Office
5353 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY 82009