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Using Government Information for Land Use
Land use is heavily tied to local, regional, and federal government regulation of it. As such, materials from government agencies can enhance your research on land use. The resources on this page connect you with relevant local, state, and federal government agencies involved in land use issues.
For further government information research, visit the related guides highlighted on this page.
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State & Local Land Use Agencies
Federal Land Use Agencies
United States Department of Agriculture
Federal department providing leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.
Includes USGS library, maps, products and publications. As an unbiased, multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water, USGS is dedicated to the timely, relevant, and impartial study of the landscape, our natural resources, and natural hazards.
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
The BLM operates under the U.S. Department of the Interior, and manages use of natural resources on federal land for a variety of activities, such as ranching and mining
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
"The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is an independent, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to help solve global economic, social, and environmental challenges to improve the quality of life through creative approaches to the use, taxation, and stewardship of land."