Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Land Management - founded in 1946, part of the Department of the Interior. This bureau is responsible for controlling and managing the over 300 million acres of public lands; largely owned by the federal government and located in the Far West and Alaska. The bureau also manages timber, oil, gas, minerals, rangeland, recreation, and other resources from public lands. It leases and sometimes sells public lands, and leases the Outer Continental Shelf lands for exploration and development of resources such as oil and gas..