Bureau of Land Management

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Bureau of Land Management

An agency of the U.S.Department of the Interior,charged with the care,custody,and management of all land owned by the U.S.government,comprising approximately 261 million acres. It also maintains current and historical information regarding land ownership and use, maintains a geospatial (GIS) data clearinghouse, and manages and provides access to the public land survey system, also called the rectangular survey system employed in surveying real property.(The Bureau of Land Management Web site is at www.blm.gov.)

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