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Welcome! The mission of the Forest Service Minerals & Geology Management (MGM) Program is to provide for the sustainable use and enjoyment of mineral and geologic resources on the National Forests.

Minerals & Geology Management manages energy and mineral resources into development, production, and reclamation according to specific authorities, legislation, rules, and regulations. The program is also responsible for authorization of ancillary projects, such as roads and pipelines that are part of the energy and minerals development projects. The value of energy and mineral production from NFS lands typically exceeds $2 billion per year. More than 5 million acres of NFS lands are leased for oil, gas, coal, and phosphate.


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