16 U.S. Code § 470aaa–3 - Collection of paleontological resources
Except as provided in this chapter, a paleontological resource may not be collected from Federal land without a permit issued under this chapter by the Secretary.
The Secretary shall allow casual collecting without a permit on Federal land controlled or administered by the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Forest Service, where such collection is consistent with the laws governing the management of those Federal land  and this chapter.
Nothing in this section shall affect a valid permit issued prior to March 30, 2009.
 So in original. Probably should be “lands”.
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