[Public Land Statistics, 1996]
[WELCOME TO PUBLIC LAND STATISTICS 1996]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]

WELCOME TO PUBLIC LAND STATISTICS 1996

Welcome to the 1996 edition of Public Land Statistics. This year's edition is virtually identical to last year's combined 1994/1995 document, with one exception: Table 3-21, Refined helium sales, storage/transmission operations, and royalty/fee sales, has been added to reflect the transfer of the Federal helium program to the Bureau of Land Management this past year.

Starting this year, Public Land Statistics is available on the Internet. Visit our national homepage on-line at: http://www.blm.gov/">http://www.blm.gov

Note that the data presented in the 1996 Public Land Statistics tables may not exactly match the data in other BLM publications covering fiscal year 1996 operations and accomplishments. This occurs because the databases that provide table data are not static; they are constantly being updated to provide the latest information, sometimes many months after the end of a fiscal year. We have presented the most current data available in this edition of Public Land Statistics.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. This year, we have included a comment card that you can cut out of the document, fold, and mail to our Headquarters Office. Any comments you provide will be used to help make Public Land Statistics as responsive to your needs as possible.

We remain committed to publishing a Public Land Statistics each year that is timely, complete, and as helpful as possible to our customers.