MINERAL & LAND RECORDS SYSTEM (MLRS)

For those of you who use the BLM’s Lr2000 frequently like we do for claims research, BLM is going live with their new replacement very soon. They tout it as much more user friendly and you can do much more on it like pay fees, search boundaries and the like.
We miss the old Geocommunicator site where you could look at a topo map and see if there was a claim there with pink grid lines. That was simple, easy to use and worked.
MLRS OVERVIEW
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is developing the Mineral & Land Records System (MLRS) to replace the Legacy Rehost 2000 (LR2000) case management system, Alaska Land Information System (ALIS), and land status records (e.g., Master Title Plats, Historical Index, Tract Books).
MLRS will be a customer-centric, geospatially-enabled land information system that employs nationally standardized business processes, ensuring the quality and accuracy of land and mineral records and data, while securely delivering land records information to relevant BLM employees, customers, and the public.

MLRS OVERVIEW https://www.blm.gov/services/land-records/mlrs?fbclid=IwAR0X2TJ1fju6c-lpbJA3iAa1_JULYATjOZJy15Xy7n5ot9lGvX_hpTItft8

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is developing the Mineral & Land Records System (MLRS) to replace the Legacy Rehost 2000 (LR2000) case management system, Alaska Land Information System (ALIS), and land status records (e.g., Master Title Plats, Historical Index, Tract Books).

MLRS will be a customer-centric, geospatially-enabled land information system that employs nationally standardized business processes, ensuring the quality and accuracy of land and mineral records and data, while securely delivering land records information to relevant BLM employees, customers, and the public.

The MLRS mining claims module is slated to launch in early 2021. Over the next two years, additional MLRS modules will be released in support of land and mineral use authorizations for oil, gas, and geothermal leasing; rights-of-way; coal and other mineral development; land and mineral title; and withdrawals, classifications, and other actions on Federal lands or on Federal mineral estate.

A Member’s Adventure; Boeing CH-47 Chinook Water Basket Ride To Safety, Yet Equipment Toast!

A Member’s Adventure And Being Prepared He Survived:
• A spur off a major forest fire frontline was quickly approaching with no where to escape
• Parked his ATV and called for help
• He had established communication with the Forest Service (they stayed with him through this event)
• Capable of giving his location there was an opportunity to survive
• Video with audio included shows the Boeing CH-47 Chinook with it’s empty water basket 1st attempt to save our Member
• Video not available as the Member left his position to move to a clearing for access for the crew to lower the basket
• The Member crawled into the water bucket and got a life saving ride out with the fire engulfing his equipment (see photos of ATV before, after and clearing where fire swept through)

This is my ATV prior to the incident!

This is my ATV AFTER the incident

And here is where it currently sits…….CC

Using Google Earth to Locate Claims

May, 2015 General Meeting:   Jim Allen shares Google Earth Information for locating claims:

Jim has provided us with link to Google Earth:   The download link for GoogleEarth:

http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html

Attached is a “zip” file with a bunch of useful layers that Jim showed at the May 2015 General Meeting.

Jim-Allen_GoogleEarth-CGP.zip

A note should be added that the Caltopo layers need to be clicked on and allowed to zoom out and open before you move to your desired location otherwise they won’t show up.

Also a note should be made that if a layer doesn’t seem to be working or updating in a timely fashion that they can right click on the layer name in the My Places tab and click “Refresh” to force it to refresh now.