Managing Agency Bureau of Land Management

Program Description

The Bureau of Land Management Indian Lands Surveyors (BILS) provide consultation and guidance for BIA employees, Tribal Governments, and individual Indians concerning boundaries, surveys, land ownership, resource management, and other legal and technical survey matters related to Indian trust, restricted and fee lands. BLM Indian Lands Surveyors provide assistance with boundary survey issues, fee-to-trust process, probate process, land description reviews, inventory of survey needs, resource management, Cadastral Geographic Information Systems, and the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) within Indian Country. There is one BILS located in each of the 12 BIA Regional Offices.

General Program Requirements

Program is available to all federally recognized American Indian Tribes, Alaskan Native Villages, and Native Hawaiians.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

There is not application process. More information can be obtained here.

Program Contact Information

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

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