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BLM Public Domain Lands: Volume of Timber Offered for Sale Has Declined Substantially Since Fiscal Year 1990

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "For several decades, debate over how to balance timber sales with resource protection and recreational use on federally managed lands has been at the heart of controversy surrounding federal land management. The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is one of the federal agencies that manages some of the nation's forests--about 53 million acres--under its public domain forestry management program and offers timber for sale from these lands. With regard to BLM's offerings of timber for sale, congressional requesters asked GAO to determine (1) the statutory framework for BLM timber sales, (2) the trend in BLM timber volume offered for sale, and (3) factors contributing to any observed trends. GAO reviewed laws, regulations, and BLM policy governing BLM timber sales. GAO obtained and reviewed data on the volumes and composition of BLM timber sale offerings from fiscal years 1990 through 2002 and met with agency officials and others to identify factors affecting timber sale offering trends and their importance."
Date: June 19, 2003
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

BLM and the Forest Service: Federal Taxpayers Could Benefit More From Land Sales

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Since 1781, the federal government has transferred or sold about 1.1 billion acres to nonfederal entities--such as state and local governments, businesses, nonprofit groups, and individual citizens--under various initiatives that promoted general economic development, developed transportation systems, supported public schools, and encouraged settlement of the western frontier. Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service administer about seventy percent of the 657 million acres that remain in federal ownership. These agencies continue to transfer and sell federal land, but under more limited circumstances. For example, a community might want to develop a public park, a nonprofit group might want land for a shooting range, or a homeowner might want to obtain clear property title after mistakenly building part of his house on federal land. During fiscal years 1991 through 2000, BLM alone was authorized by law to transfer land. BLM transferred about 79,000 acres during this period under four key statutes and received about $3 million. BLM and the Forest Service are both authorized by law to sell land and are directed by law to receive at least fair market value when they do so; BLM has broader authority and has sold much more land, about 56, 000 acres, and received about $74 million. In contrast, the Forest Service sold only about 2,000 acres, all noncompetitively, and received about $5 million. When BLM and Forest Service sold land, they both generally received at least the appraised value. BLM generally offered land for competitive sale when agency personnel believed there was more than one potential buyer for the parcel; in these sales, the agency used appraised values as starting bids--that is, as minimum sale prices--and received prices that were, on average, about eighteen percent ...
Date: July 23, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

BLM and the Forest Service: Land Exchanges Need to Reflect Appropriate Value and Serve the Public Interest

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) and the Forest Service's land exchange programs, focusing on the: (1) agencies' use of land exchanges since 1989; (2) extent to which the agencies ensure that their land exchanges meet exchange requirements; (3) effect of the agencies' recent efforts to improve the management of their exchange programs; and (4) extent to which problems in specific exchanges are reflective of inherent difficulties in the land exchange program as a whole."
Date: June 22, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coordinating Permit Offices and the Development of Utility-Scale Geothermal Energy (Presentation)

Description: Permitting is a major component of the geothermal development process. Better coordination across government agencies could reduce uncertainty of the process and the actual time of permitting. This presentation highlights various forms of coordinating permit offices at the state and federal level in the western United States, discusses inefficiencies and mitigation techniques for permitting natural resource projects, analyzes whether various approaches are easily adaptable to utility-scale geothermal development, and addresses advantages and challenges for coordinating permit offices. Key successful strategies identified include: 1. Flexibility in implementing the approach (i.e. less statutory requirements for the approach); 2. Less dependence on a final environmental review for information sharing and permit coordination; 3. State and federal partnerships developed through memorandum of understanding to define roles and share data and/or developer information. A few of the most helpful techniques include: 1. A central point of contact for the developer to ask questions surrounding the project; 2. Pre-application meetings to assist the developer in identifying all of the permits, regulatory approvals, and associated information or data required; 3. A permit schedule or timeline to set expectations for the developer and agencies; 4. Consolidating the public notice, comment, and hearing period into fewer hearings held concurrently.
Date: October 1, 2013
Creator: Levine, A.; Young, K. & Witherbee, K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gunnison Sage-Grouse Rangewide

Description: A draft resource management plan (RMP) and environmental impact statement (EIS) to amend the management of over 700,000 acres of BLM land in Coronado and Utah for the preservation of the Gunnison Sage-Grouse (GUSG), a threatened species under the endangered Species Act (ESA).
Date: August 2016
Creator: Welch, Ruth & Whitlock, Jenna
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[White "Love All!" poster]

Description: Poster that was used during a student led demonstration. The sign reads "LOVE ALL! I'm tired of watching my people die". The 'O' in love is a heart. The demonstration was held in order to offer a place for discussion about the Black Lives Matter movement and the incidents that inspired it.
Date: September 21, 2016
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Orange "#Las Vidas..." poster]

Description: Poster that was used during a student led demonstration. The sign includes several hashtags and a commentary between two people that deals with the focus of the Black Lives Matter movement. The demonstration was meant to open up space for discussion and reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement and the incidents that inspired it.
Date: September 21, 2016
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[White "There is Productivity in Righteous Fury" poster]

Description: Poster that was attached to the exterior wall of Willis Library during a student led demonstration. The sign reads "#blacklivesmatter (heart); All lives matter, so, why can't we all get along! All lives will matter when BLACK lives matter!; There is productivity in righteous fury." The demonstration was held in order to make space for discussion and reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement and the incidents that inspired it.
Date: 2017
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[White "Black Lives Matter Demonstration" poster]

Description: Poster that was attached to one of the exterior walls of Willis Library during a student led demonstration. The sign reads "BLACK LIVES MATTER Demonstration... ON THE FRONT SIDE CONTRIBUTE". The demonstration was held in order to make space for discussion and reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement and the incidents that inspired it.
Date: 2017
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[White "White Silence is Violence" poster]

Description: Poster that was used during a student led demonstration. The sign has a few parts to it, first is "White Silence is Violence" which is circled, two hashtags "#Chagegonnacome" and "RIPChrisitanTaylor", and a comment "I AGREE 100%!" The demonstration was held in order to establish a space where the Black Lives Matter movement and the incidents that inspired it could be discussed.
Date: 2017
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[White "As a Veteran..." poster]

Description: Poster that was used during a student led demonstration. The sign has four different comments, one about Colin Kaepernick's protest, one in Spanish that reads "Culturas no son Disfrazes.", one about taking a stance, and one that reads "LATINX SOLIDARITY W/ BLM #LASVIDASNEGRASIMPORTAN". The demonstration was held in order to make space for discussion about the Black Lives Matter movement and the incidents that inspired it.
Date: 2017
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[White "Being Pro Black Doesn't Mean..." poster]

Description: Poster that was used during a student led demonstration. The sign reads "The fact that people feel threatened by the statement #blacklivesmatter means we need to keep repeating it". It also includes the hashtag "#trayvonMartin", who was an African American teenager killed in 2012, and three other comments from students.
Date: 2017
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[White "#Michelle Shirley" poster]

Description: Poster that was attached to the exterior wall of Willis Library during a student led demonstration. The poster includes hashtags and the name of Michelle Shirley, an African American woman who was shot by police in Torrance, California. There is also a quote from Vince Staples and Eryn Butler signed her comment. The demonstration was held in order to make space for discussion and reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement and the incidents that inspired it.
Date: 2017
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[White "Please Take a Moment..." poster]

Description: Poster that was used during a student led demonstration. The sign lists out the instructions of what to do with the boards and requests "no censorship". At the bottom are two hashtags, "#Black Power" and "#Be Proud of your Black Culture". The demonstration was held in order to provide a space for discussion and reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement and the incidents that inspired it.
Date: 2017
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[White "When Colin Kaepernick Kneels..." poster]

Description: Poster that was attached to the exterior wall of Willis Library during a student led demonstration. The sign reads "When Colin Kaepernick kneels, it's a problem but not innocent African Americans are being shot & killed and targeted??? #BlackLivesMatter". The demonstration was meant to bring awareness to the Black Lives Matter movement and the incidents that inspired it.
Date: September 21, 2016
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[White "If I Can Feel Safe in My Skin..." poster]

Description: Poster that was attached to the exterior wall of Willis Library during a student led demonstration. The sign reads "if i can feel safe in my skin... why can't you have the same right? (heart) i will not be silent in response to your cries... I cry with you. #BLM #embrace the skin you're in #iseeit #racismexists" in an expression of solidarity.The demonstration was meant to draw awareness to the Black Lives Matter movement and the incidents that inspire it.
Date: September 21, 2016
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[White "Join Us" poster]

Description: Poster that was attached to the exterior wall of Willis Library during a student led demonstration. The sign reads "Join Us... Take a moment to recognize #Terrence Crutcher #Tyre Kin #Keith Scott #Terrill Thomas". The demonstration was meant to bring awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement and the incidents that inspired it.
Date: September 21, 2016
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[White "Know Justice, Know Peace" poster]

Description: Poster that was attached to the exterior wall of Willis Library during a student led portrait. The sign prompts students with the question "How do you feel?", offering them to share their opinions and thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement. There are several hashtags all over the sign and mentions of the 5th and 8th amendments. At the bottom is a fist drawn with a red marker.
Date: September 21, 2016
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[White "We Are People Just Like You" poster]

Description: Poster that was attached to the exterior wall of Willis Library during a student led demonstration. The main message on the sign reads "We are People just like You!! Where is the Value? #Black Lives Matter". There are five other messages and a few hashtags.
Date: September 21, 2016
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[White "All Lives Can't Matter Until..." poster]

Description: Poster that was attached to the exterior wall of Willis Library during a student led demonstration. The sign begins "All Lives can't matter until Black Lives Matter" and includes points about humanity and doing something rather than let things happen.
Date: September 21, 2016
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[White "It's Puzzling..." poster]

Description: Poster that was attached to the exterior wall of Willis Library during a student led demonstration. The poster references the shooting of Michael Brown with a hashtag and quotes Malcolm X. The demonstration was held in order to facilitate conversation about the Black Lives Matter movement and the incidents that inspired it.
Date: September 21, 2016
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Yellow "How Do You Feel? (Grab a Pen and Tell Me)" poster]

Description: Poster with prompt at the top "How do you feel (grab a pen and tell me)" followed by several responses below. The responses express other students' feelings around the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and police brutality. Several hashtags are included on the poster, two have been crossed out that appear to read "#All Lives Matter" and "#Unborn Lives Matter". There is duct-tape along the top and a piece on the left side of the poster.
Date: September 21, 2016
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[White "Invitation to Stop..." poster]

Description: Poster that was attached to the exterior wall of Willis Library during a student led demonstration. The sign reads "INVITATION TO STOP and give your time and thought to the murder of Black people by the police. GIVE us 1 Minute of your day; We wanna go home to our families Just like police.; NO JUSTICE NO PEACE; People Not Targets" and includes a small figure drawn in black ink with their hands up.
Date: September 21, 2016
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections