The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was established in 1946 through the consolidation of the General Land Office (created in 1812) and the U.S. Grazing Service (formed in 1934). The functions of the BLM are also addressed in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). The BLM is responsible for carrying out a variety of programs for the management and conservation, of resources on 253 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. 

Loxahatchee River Historical Society receives 2011 BLM Public Lands Partnership Excellencce Award

BLM Public Lands Partnership Excellence Award was presented to Loxahatchee River Historical Society at the 2012 APPL Partnership Convention in Las Vegas, NV.