America's Great Outdoors
Captured three days ago, this photo shows the view from Buck Hollow Overlook at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Located just 75 miles from Washington, D.C., Shenandoah offers an escape to nature with its cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas and quiet wooden hollows. You can take a hike, meander along the scenic Skyline Drive or have an afternoon picnic, and as the leaves begin to take on the colors of fall, it’s the perfect time to visit! http://on.doi.gov/1uyHPT6

Captured three days ago, this photo shows the view from Buck Hollow Overlook at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Located just 75 miles from Washington, D.C., Shenandoah offers an escape to nature with its cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas and quiet wooden hollows. You can take a hike, meander along the scenic Skyline Drive or have an afternoon picnic, and as the leaves begin to take on the colors of fall, it’s the perfect time to visit! http://on.doi.gov/1uyHPT6

Our public lands give some of the most spectacular views, like this one of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Now’s your chance to give America’s public lands something in return. This Saturday, join volunteers of all ages by lending a helping hand to spruce up public lands. Find events in your area: www.publiclandsday.orgPhoto by Christina Adele Warburg (www.sharetheexperience.org).

Our public lands give some of the most spectacular views, like this one of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Now’s your chance to give America’s public lands something in return. This Saturday, join volunteers of all ages by lending a helping hand to spruce up public lands. Find events in your area: www.publiclandsday.org

Photo by Christina Adele Warburg (www.sharetheexperience.org)
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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today applauded President Obama for his action to designate the largest marine reserve in the world to protect the pristine waters from commercial resource extraction including commercial fishing.

The proclamation expands the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, one of the most intact, ecologically sound marine environments in the world, to six times its current size, resulting in 370,000 square nautical miles (490,000 square miles) around these islands and atolls in the south-central Pacific Ocean. 

To learn more, click here: http://on.doi.gov/Yba0JF

Top photo: Jim Maragos - USFWS
Bottom photo: Erik Oberg/Island Conservation

The fall colors are at their peak on the upper part of the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive in Great Basin National Park. September is a great time to visit!Photo: National Park Service

The fall colors are at their peak on the upper part of the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive in Great Basin National Park. September is a great time to visit!

Photo: National Park Service

Seeing the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain is a must do when visiting Acadia National Park in Maine.Photo: Kristopher Schoenleber (www.sharetheexperiece.org)

Seeing the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain is a must do when visiting Acadia National Park in Maine.

Photo: Kristopher Schoenleber (www.sharetheexperiece.org)

Skyline Rim near Factory Butte provides incredible, expansive views of the deserts of eastern Utah. The Henry Mountains offer a stout backdrop.Photo: Brandon Jolley, BLM Rangeland Management Specialist

Skyline Rim near Factory Butte provides incredible, expansive views of the deserts of eastern Utah. The Henry Mountains offer a stout backdrop.

Photo: Brandon Jolley, BLM Rangeland Management Specialist

Fall has arrived in Lake Clark National Park.Photo: National Park Service

Fall has arrived in Lake Clark National Park.

Photo: National Park Service

Fall is a wonderful time to experience the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska. Explore a dynamic wilderness dotted with hot springs, ancient lava flows, and the largest maar lakes in the world. Ramble across tundra seeking muskox, caribou, and signs of ice age life. The Bering Land Bridge provided a pathway for plants, animals, and people to cross from old world to new. Today local residents use this land just as their ancestors have for generations.Photo: National Park Service

Fall is a wonderful time to experience the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska. Explore a dynamic wilderness dotted with hot springs, ancient lava flows, and the largest maar lakes in the world. Ramble across tundra seeking muskox, caribou, and signs of ice age life. The Bering Land Bridge provided a pathway for plants, animals, and people to cross from old world to new. Today local residents use this land just as their ancestors have for generations.

Photo: National Park Service

The Milky Way and the Northern Lights dwarfed Thoroughfare Mountain (Denali National Park) last night in a grand display. Photo by Daniel A. Leifheit

The Milky Way and the Northern Lights dwarfed Thoroughfare Mountain (Denali National Park) last night in a grand display.

Photo by Daniel A. Leifheit

Happy 50th anniversary to the Wilderness Act! President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Wilderness Act and Land and Water Conservation Fund Act in 1964 is perhaps most important single event in American conservation history. Since its signing, Congress has designated more than 106 million acres of federal public lands as wilderness.Last week we asked you to pick your favorite wilderness photo and here is the winner. This photo was taken from the Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center within Yosemite National Park by Sean Goebel. 

Happy 50th anniversary to the Wilderness Act! President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Wilderness Act and Land and Water Conservation Fund Act in 1964 is perhaps most important single event in American conservation history. Since its signing, Congress has designated more than 106 million acres of federal public lands as wilderness.

Last week we asked you to pick your favorite wilderness photo and here is the winner. This photo was taken from the Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center within Yosemite National Park by Sean Goebel.