Managing Agency Bureau of Land Management

Program Description

The Cadastral Survey Program assists other BLM programs and federal land management agencies by interpreting and analyzing survey plats, locating boundary markers in the field, and performing new cadastral surveys when necessary. In addition, the Cadastral Survey Program provides land and title review through the Standards for Boundary Evidence (SBE) process. The SBE process is designed to assist land managers in analyzing the risks associated with specific land transactions.

The BLM assists in the protection of Indian assets and resources by identifying the boundaries delineating trust or restricted lands in Indian Country through modern cadastral survey services; including field surveys and SBE certifications. The Department of the Interior (DOI) Fiduciary Trust Model found it of the highest priority to protect Indian and Alaska Native assets and resources by the reestablishment, maintenance, and marking of Indian Country boundaries.

The Cadastral Survey Program has established a strong relationship with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Real Estate Services program and the Office of Special Trustee for the purpose of providing cadastral services on Indian Trust lands. This relationship has produced positive results throughout Indian Country resulting in countless miles of boundaries being serviced each year.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

There is no application process. Please visit the Cadastral Survey website for more information.

Program Contact Information

Janet Wilkins
Cadastral Services Fiduciary Trust Manager
j1wilkin@blm.gov
202-912-7349

Additional Information

Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)Unlimited
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No
Type of Assistance ProvidedDirect Assistance
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number15.236
Matching Funds RequiredNo

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