Frequently Asked Questions
An aliquot part is a unit of measurement defined as part of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS). A Aliquot Part describes a subsection of a larger land plot. These come in groups of four, defined by the cardinal directions so that one plot can be divided into the north-west, north-east, south-west, and south-east aliquots.
These are also recursive so that a small plot of land could be defined as being in the NE SE, or the north-east corner of the south-east corner of some larger section. It is important to note that there is some variation in BLM documentation of aliquots where some claims have a list such as 'NESE', defining a part within a part, while, for other claim types, this may define two, distinct parts that, together, define the entire claim.
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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.