FLHP Fact Sheets
The Office of Federal Lands Highway (FLH) works with numerous agencies. Approximately 30 percent of the land in the United States is under jurisdiction of the Federal government. The federal land management agencies (FLMAs) are: the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), National Park Service (NPS), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), U.S. Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE), U.S. Navy, Tennessee Valley Authority, and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR). The FLH also works closely with many State and Territorial partners.
Under MAP-21, the Federal Lands Highway Program(FLHP) is subdivided into three core programs, namely, the Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP), Federal Lands Transportation Program (FLTP), and the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP). The FLHP is administered through partnerships and interagency agreements between FHWA's Office of Federal Lands Highway and FLMAs and Tribal customers.
The FLHP was created with the 1982 Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA). The primary purpose of the FLHP is to provide funding for a coordinated program of public roads that serve the transportation needs of the Federal lands which are not a State or local government responsibility.
Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMA) are located within the Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, and Defense. A FLMA is defined as any Federal agency or organization that manages or maintains a portion of the lands that are under the direct jurisdiction of the Federal Government.
It is important to remember that each FLMA and each individual site managed by the FLMA has a unique mission for preserving and protecting its resources while providing access to those resources for the enjoyment of the public. Federal and Indian lands have many uses including but not limited to recreation, range and grazing, timber, minerals, watersheds, fish and wildlife, and wilderness. These lands are also managed to protect natural, scenic, scientific, and cultural values. Recreation use has significantly increased.