The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages public land resources for a variety of uses, such as energy development, livestock grazing, recreation, and timber harvesting, while protecting a wide array of natural, cultural, and historical resources, many of which are found in the BLM's 27 million-acre National Landscape Conservation System. The conservation system includes 221 Wilderness Areas totaling 8.7 million acres, as well as 16 National Monuments comprising 4.8 million acres.

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Vermilion Cliffs National Monument are administered by the BLM and consists of 1.7 million acres of land utilized for grazing, outdoor recreation and energy. For more information, visit

The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) is the primary entity responsible for hydrology management that resulted in the booming development across the western United States. Today, the BOR manages reservoir systems like the Colorado River Storage Project of which Lake Powell is a segment.

If you'd like to learn more about the Bureau of Reclamation or the Colorado River Storage Project, visit


The National Park Service (NPS) oversees 413 National landscapes and historic sites in north America. The Park Service oversees parks, historic trails, recreation areas, historic battlefields, and historic buildings as part of its system. Natural and cultural history are preserved for the enjoyment and edification of global citizens through interpretation and conservation efforts.

If you'd like to learn more about the National Park Service, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, or Rainbow Bridge National Monument, visit