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Mission Statements Who Manages It? Primary Uses of this Land What is NOT Allowed Acreage
200
What is the mission statement of Wilderness Areas?
To preserve and protect land
in its natural condition for
solitude or a primitive
unconfined type of recreation
where Earth and it’s
community of life are
untrammeled by man
100
Who manages the Wilderness Areas?
All “wilderness” areas
are part of one of the
other federal agencies
that manage public land
(BLM, NPS, USFS, or
USFWS)
200
What is the primary use of the Wilderness Areas?
Scenic, hiking,
backcountry
camping
300
What is not allowed in Wilderness Areas?
Absolutely NO
resource use (no
logging, grazing,
hunting or mining).
No mechanized
equipment allowed
(ATV’s, guns etc).
100
What is the acreage of the Wilderness Areas?
107 million acres
total (all land is
part of BLM, NPS,
USFS, or
USFWS). 756
separate areas.
400
What is the mission statement of the Fish and Wildlife Refuges?
To work with others to
conserve, protect and
enhance fish, wildlife and
plants and their habitats for
the continuing benefit of the
American people
300
Dept. of Interior
Fish and Wildlife Refuges
100
What is the primary use of the Fish and Wildlife Refuges?
Hunting and fishing,
wetlands
restoration, fish and
migratory bird
population
restoration and
support
100
What is not allowed in Fish and Wildlife Refuges?
Highly protected. No timber harvesting or mining
500
What is the acreage of Fish and Wildlife Refuges?
93 million acres
in 520+ refuges
500
What is the mission statement of the National Forests?
To sustain the health,
diversity and productivity of
the nation’s forest and
grasslands to meet the needs
of present and future
generations
200
Who manages the National Forest?
The Dept. of Agriculture
400
What is the primary use of the National Forests?
“Land of Many Uses”
was the motto for
50+ years. Logging,
mining, grazing and
recreation are
allowed
500
What is a pair of histograms that shows the distribution of a country's population into different age groups and sexes?
Population pyramid
200
What is the acreage of the National Forests?
193 million acres
100
What is the mission statement of the National Parks?
To preserve, unimpaired, the
natural and cultural resources
and values of the national
park system for the
enjoyment, education and
inspiration of this and future
generations
400
Dept. of Interior
National Parks
300
What is the primary use of the National Parks?
Use varies
tremendously with
each park – can be
scenic, historical
may have ski areas
or hotels etc.
200
What is not allowed in the National Parks?
Most parks are highly
protected. Generally
no extraction of
resources (such as
mining, hunting,
fishing, logging etc.)
400
What is the acreage of National Parks?
84 million acres
300
What is the mission statement of the Bureau of Land Management?
To sustain the health,
diversity and productivity of
the public lands for the use
and enjoyment of present
and future generations
500
Who manages the Bureau of Land Management?
The Dept. of the Interior
under the direction of
the Federal Land Policy
and Management Act of
1976
500
What is the primary use of the Bureau of Land Management?
Full resource use
and extraction with
permits, and all
types of recreation
400
What does a DTM show?
Death rate, birth rate, total population
300
What is the acreage of the Bureau of Land Management?
258 million acres






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