Land Matters Library

Library Collections

Browse or Search a Library Collection.

Geology - Search for Geologic Maps and Reports. This collection contains documents from the early 1800's through today. Search by location, geologic feature, commodity or any other limiting term.

Land Status - Some of the documents you will find in this collection include Public Land Orders for land withdrawals, land management documents, Executive Orders and land status tutorials. Try searching by State or public land unit to find documents for a specific location.

Law - In this collection you will find Laws that designate, manage and regulate federal and state lands. You will find Congressional Acts and Amendments, case law, regulations, administrative reviews and other legal documents. Search for Mining Laws, Federal Management Rules, Designations of protected areas; wilderness, wild & scenic, conservation lands, national monuments etc.

Maps - This collection is for those who can't get enough maps. Park Maps, Geologic Maps, Trail Maps, Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM), Topographic Maps and more. Search by your State or favorite national park to see what is available.

Minerals - Search for information on a particular mineral or a location to find historic records, geologic reports, mineral potential reports, commodity reports and other mineral specific documents.

Mining - This collection includes historic industry reports, state mineralogist and geologist reports, mining claims guides, mining district documents and other documents of interest to the miner.

Recreation - This collection is full of trail maps, park maps, recreation guides. Search for your state and find something to do this weekend.

Reference - Here you will find tutorials and guides to help you navigate maps and the local terrain.

Wild and Scenic Rivers - Search our collection of legal authorities, management plans, guiding documents and maps of rivers designated as National Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Library Basics

Document Formats - Most of the text documents in the Library are in PDF format.

Bookmarks - Most of the documents in the Library have been bookmarked for easy reference. Turn on the bookmarks side panel to get what you need quickly.

Searchable Text- All PDF documents have been indexed and can be searched for content.

Public Domain - Most of the documents presented in the Land Matters Library are in the Public Domain and can be used freely. Any known copyright restrictions will be noted. Please respect them. Read, print and share the contents of the Land Matters Library. Please, share it don't sell it.

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