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Biophysical assessment for indemnity selection of federal lands in Colorado

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Start Date
1853
End Date
2017

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Burris, L.E., Carr, N.B., and Manier, D.J., 2018, Biophysical assessment for indemnity selection of federal lands in Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7C24VQ0.

Summary

Information on the biophysical features of federal lands identified as suitable for transfer to the State of Colorado was requested by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This information is intended for use in conducting an environmental assessment prior to transfer of ownership (conveyance) to the State. The Enabling Act of 1864 provided for the conveyance of federal lands to the State for the support of schools. If designated lands were unavailable for transfer at the time of statehood, the Act provided for the transfer of alternative federal lands in compensation, using a process referred to as “school-land indemnity selection.” To initiate indemnity selection, the Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners filed a selective application [...]

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Purpose

The summarized information was requested by the Bureau of Land Management for use in conducting an environmental assessment of the 89 Indemnity Units, prior to transfer of the federal lands to the State of Colorado, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act.

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