Sportsmen, please go check out what @betsy.arthur is doing to help us keep #publiclandsinpublichands . Recently we’ve seen an onslaught of attempts to remove federal involvement in our #publiclands . Sure the feds aren’t perfect; however, having a gas or oil or wind energy company come in and install their infrastructure in areas we #hunt and #fish isn’t something I want. Let’s work to bridge the gap between us and other interest groups and work to #preserve , #protect , and keep for future generations the lands and resources that we love. As a member of @backcountryhunters, @rmef_official, and @troutunlimited I try to support entities whose missions help fight land grabs, misuse of public lands, etc. I even work to buy from hunting companies that reinvest in the fight for our lands. I support guys like @randynewberghunter who are encouraging us hunters to be more vocal, involved, and educated on public land issues. However, I’m also trying to work to be better at joining those that want to protect #publiclands regardless of the reason behind it. This includes people who I may not always agree with in every way, but who are passionate about protecting what exists. We need to focus on what we have in common, not what we dislike about others. We need to stick together and work to make this happen! So, work to make your voice hear during the off-season. Join a club, volunteer on public lands, write your representatives, and pay attention to the politics that might impact your hunting spot someday. Like the great Teddy Roosevelt we should all be balanced in our passion for hunting and protecting these amazing places! #publiclandsproud#backcountry#outdoors#ilovepubliclands#nationalforest#keepitpublic#nevada#ski#cycle#hike#climb
On this day in 1933, Presdient Herbert Hoover declared White Sands a National Monument. The park, despite being known for its white, gypsum dunes that span across the horizon, also has a vast array of biodiversity. The soaptree yucca here is just one of many diverse plants that survive and thrive in the Chihuahuan Desert. #exploretocreate#nature#adventure#art#national#publiclands#nationalpark#whitesands @nationalparkservice @whitesandsnps
"Defenders of the short-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things sometimes seek to champion them by saying the 'the game belongs to the people.' So it does; and not merely to the people now alive, but to the unborn people. The 'greatest good for the greatest number' applies to the number within the womb of time, compared to which those now alive form but an insignificant fraction. Our duty to the whole, including the unborn generations, bids us restrain an unprincipled present-day minority from wasting the heritage of these unborn generations. The movement for the conservation of wild life and the larger movement for the conservation of all our natural resources are essentially democratic in spirit, purpose, and method." - Teddy Roosevelt. ..... While watching the sun rise over Roosevelt lake on my last day of mule deer hunting in the Arizona desert, I looked down to find this. An ancient pottery shard, left by someone hundreds of years ago. On this hill, where i sat this morning looking for deer, some other person may have watched the same sun rise over those same hills. #publiclands#publiclandowner#optoutside
ᴇʟ ᴄᴀᴘɪᴛᴀɴ or EL CAPPY as we like to call it is 3,000 vertical feet of granite rock & has an elevation of 7,569’. Rock climbers from all over the world come to tackle this marvel of nature ◬ ⑫.㉛.⑰
In 1913, Oregon’s beaches were established as a public highway by the state legislature. The establishment of Oregon’s beaches as a public right-of-way, and thus the notion of a “public coast,” was readily adopted by Oregonians. As a destination, Oregon’s coast quickly became a beloved resource for it’s scenic beauty and recreational offerings. || Visit the link in our bio to watch the full People's Coast video and learn more about the adventures awaiting you on Oregon's gorgeous coastline!
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Life giving water makes it possible for the ecosystems found throughout our #publiclands the opportunity to provide sustainable environments from the tips of the mountains all the way to the sea. Get out there and enjoy this time of year if you can. #iampubliclandsproud
Wrapping up another great trip with the crew. This was definitely one for the books. My longest ever wilderness trip, first time rowing gear rafts in big water rapids, and hanging with great friends the whole time. Sent it. #outforarip
8 mile hike through the lava flow to get to a cave to do a bat hibernacula survey. The cave was last surveyed over 20 years ago. Bats we're still present the cave and the population has increased. 8 miles through the lava feels like 20 miles on flat ground. Sore 👣 #lovemyjob#batsarecool#publiclands#batconservation
Environmental issues are so deeply connected to poverty. These problems have spiritual effects and spiritual roots. Spiritual, environmental, and economic challenges shouldn't be treated as separate challenges, but one big, interconnected cause.
On this day in 1933, President Hoover created White Sands National Monument, acting under the authority of the Antiquities Act of 1906. The gypsum crystals that make up the white sand dunes are the largest of its kind on Earth. Gypsum rarely occurs as sand because it is water-soluble. Normally, rain would dissolve the gypsum and carry it to the sea. The Tularosa Basin has no outlet to the sea, so it traps rain that dissolves gypsum from the surrounding mountains. Thus water either sinks into the ground, or forms shallow pools that subsequently dry out and leave gypsum on the surface in a mesmerizing crystalline form. “Be present in your life lest it slip through your hands like the grains of sand in an hourglass.” #everyoneoutside#findyourpark#ourwild#publiclands#newmexico#whitesandsnationalmonument#partnerinclimb
The North Coast’s mighty Eel River was designated as a national Wild and Scenic River on this day in 1981. The Eel River represents California's third largest watershed. The mainstem flows more than two hundred air miles and travels over 800 river miles from the headwaters in the Mendocino National Forest to the ocean. CalWild’s conservation efforts continue in the Eel River watershed with our work on the Bureau of Land Management’s updates to its management plans for the Arcata and Redding Field Offices (the NCIP) – by seeking the protection of the Eden Creek area which includes some of the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork Eel River canyon seen in this photo. #BLMWild#wildandscenic#eelriver#california#northwestcalifornia#canyon#arcata#redding#publiclands#yourpubliclands#river#conservation#wilderness#wildlands#outdoors
We began our run in a truly special place, said a Navajo blessing, and then ran 250 miles through land that all seemed sacred. To think that we are reducing the size of these national monuments is a travesty. This trip was meant to help fight this reality and what Trump has signed into place. @gregbalkin on the camera capturing the first leg of the journey. #monuments4all#defendingantiquities#publiclands#saveourpubliclands
I watch as the winter shadows dance across the dunes in the heart of Death Valley National Park. Winter is always a great time to visit the park as the dunes remain pristine and the footprints of man are less common.