Throughout the world, numerous opportunities exist to visit public lands. These lands can be used for the national interest of recreation and preservation or even mineral and resource exploitation. Many forms of this can be found throughout the world. A few examples below will be given for clarification. These, however, are not limiting submissions to the category.
The National Wildlife Refuge system began as an initial refuge signed into law by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903. Today that system has grown in to more than 150 million acres, 551 national wildlife refuges and other units of the Refuge System, plus 37 wetland management districts.
A commemorative passport system was created by Wilderness Graphics called the Blue Goose Passport. Similar in nature to the Passport to your National Parks by Eastern National, this Passport has a location specific in the book for every National Wildlife Refuge.
The BLM manages more land - 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
Many of the museums and visitors centers have stamps available.
The National Parks of Canada protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada's natural and cultural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations.
Many of the entrance stations have stamps that are applicable to this category.