The United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) grants coal mining leases on public lands. While they do publicly list these leases, the data can be overwhelming. The Coal Fields™ has done the processing and analysis for you so you can access and explore data from the BLM in our friendly environment.
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Understanding Lease Ownership
We receive lots of emails from people who find their name or a relative’s name on our site and want to know if this means they have some right to the land listed under that name.
Understanding BLM Administrative Areas
Whether it is filing a lease or researching one, the administering BLM office is going to be the definitive source.
Understanding Location Data
Lease handled by the Bureau of Land Management are not mapped by latitude and longitude, instead, these leases harken back to the Public Land Survey System.
A “township” can refer to two different things. Both are part of the PLSS measurement system but have different uses.
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