1) Returning lands to public land status and opening them to the operation of some or all public land laws. 2) An event which is associated with the revocation of withdrawals including the mining laws and which may or may not release segregations. Lands may be restored to the public domain on one date and segregations released at a later date. If lands are restored to the operation of the public land/mineral laws, segregations are released. In Land Status, a restoration may be accompanied by a release of segregation in order for a release to occur.
1) The purpose of a resurvey; the recovery of one or more lines or corner positions, or both, of a prior approved survey; or the replacement of one or more lost corners or obliterated monuments by approved methods, including the substantial renewal of one or more monuments, as required for the purpose of a survey. 2) A revocation of a withdrawal which also effects the opening of the public lands in the withdrawal. Also, an action which returns ceded Indian lands to tribal ownership.
A term used to describe the resurvey of original survey corners and lines based on the best available field evidence. Standard restoration procedures are provided by the BLM for the resurvey of Public Land Survey System comers.