If you haven’t visited the great Tumblr that the Bureau of Land Management has, we highly recommend you check it out today!
We’re excited and honored that the Washington Post has run a feature highlighting 16 of their favorite photos from our Tumblr. According to the Post:
From redwood forests to Gulf Stream waters, workers from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management have photographed the often-remote terrain they supervise. Here are a few of the best images and descriptions from My Public Lands, the bureau’s lively Tumblr site, of the land that Woody Guthrie wrote “was made for you and me.’’
To the more than 43,000 of you that have chosen to follow us over the past 8 months, thank you. We love sharing stories about the science, history, beauty, and recreation on more than 245 million acres of public lands, and hope you’ll get out and enjoy your public lands!
See the entire gallery at http://wapo.st/10AvITb
Another great photo from our friends at the Bureau of Land Management.
The summer night sky in the Piper Mountain Wilderness Area in Inyo County, California. Alluvial fans cover large portions of the eastern side of the wilderness, with plains and hills also part of the landscape. Desert bighorn sheep habitat can be found in three areas within this wilderness. Sagebrush and juniper-pinyon woodland are the common vegetation, with conifer trees on the higher elevations. At the base of the Inyo Mountains lies one of the northernmost stands of Joshua trees, as seen in this picture. Piper Mountain Wilderness and many other BLM land areas are far from city lights and offer incredible night sky viewing opportunities.
Photo credit: Bob Wick, BLM-California
If you are not following the mypubliclands Tumblr, we suggest you go over and do so today. They’re posting a lot of great photos (like the ones posted here) from lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (which is part of the Department of the Interior.
Alaska Autumn foliage offers amazing colors and spectacular scenery. The changing of leaves makes for one of the most popular getaways for families. Checkout www.blm.gov/ak for fantastic Fall camping ideas. (Photos: Matt Vos and Craig McCaa)
Our friends over at the Bureau of Land Management have just launched their own Tumblr. Check it out and be sure to follow them today!
Hope for the wildfires…
Kyle Sullivan, a Bureau of Land Management Colorado employee, shared the following picture with us. Kyle took the picture while on a hike in Northern Colorado. The area was burned several years ago, and wildflowers and raspberries are abundant right now.
Cabezon Peak’s dramatic volcanic formation is one of the most well-known landmarks in northwest New Mexico. The peak is believed to have religious significance for the Pueblo and Navajo Indians, and remnants of their visits still exist.
Photo: Bureau of Land Management
Happy Friday everyone. Hope you all get a chance to go out and enjoy America’s great outdoors this weekend! Here’s a cool picture of Calf Creek Falls, which is in the Grand Staircase National Monument in Utah.
Photo: Chris Torstensen, BLM
Two hundred years ago today, the General Land Office (GLO) opened its doors for business. Today that “land office business” continues at the Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States office, which will commemorate the occasion with events scheduled throughout the year.
In 1812, a young American nation faced the challenge of transforming wilderness to agricultural use and acquiring the revenue to pay its war debts. The GLO was established to handle the business associated with the sale of public lands for private ownership, transforming wilderness to agricultural use, and generating income for the Federal government. The GLO, in fact, became the “Gateway to Land Ownership” for millions of Americans. As the successor agency to the original GLO, the BLM, a bureau of the Department of the Interior, was established in 1946 with the merger of the Grazing Service and the GLO.
Learn more about the history of the GLO and BLM here.
Photo: Bureau of Land Management
Welcome to Grand Staircase Escalante-National Monument, one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The vast landscapes offers visitors a variety of recreational opportunities for a wide range of users. From the solitude of lonesome canyons to the excitement of winding rugged backways, the Monument is truely a treasure.
Photo: Chris Trout - Bureau of Land Management
The 41,170-acre Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a remote desolate area of steeply eroded badlands which offers some of the most unusual scenery found in the Four Corners region. Time and natural elements have etched a fantasy world of strange rock formations and fossils. It is an ever-changing environment that offers the visitor a remote wilderness experience. Translated from the Navajo language, Bisti means “a large area of shale hills” and is commonly pronounced (Bis-tie). De-Na-Zin (Deh-nah-zin) takes its name from the Navajo words for “cranes.” Petroglyphs of cranes have been found south of the wilderness area.
Photo: Raghuveer Makala - Bureau of Land Management