Quiet recreation on Bureau of Land Management public lands makes a LOUD economic impact. Amazing #MadeInAmerica opportunities for camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, climbing, wildlife viewing and more contribute big to local economies. See our blog (link in profile) to learn more. #QuietRec#BLMWild#MadeInAmericaWeek 📸: Bob Wick, BLM @mypubliclands @usinterior
"Serving as a Resource Advisory Council member is an important responsibility and cancelling RAC meetings prevents all RAC members from ensuring that public input is thoroughly considered. This important work is why I have joined dozens of RAC members from throughout the west in asking @usinterior Secretary Ryan Zinke to immediately reinstate RAC meetings." Read the rest of a Southeastern Oregon RAC member's viewpoint on our blog (link in profile). #BLMWild 📸: Pronghorn Fawns in Southeastern Oregon’s Hart-Sheldon Region —Credit Jeremy Austin. #publiclands#yourpubliclands#oregon#pronghorn#wildlife#wilderness#wildlands#nature#habitat#landscape#conservation#mypubliclands
“Guard, protect and cherish your land, for there is no afterlife for a place that started out as Heaven.” - artist Charles Russell
Montana's Russell Country is defined by an evolving ruggedness, as pristine prairie sliced by the Musselshell River transforms to rough and craggy breaks approaching the Missouri River. One of the last places to be settled in the West, this sparsely populated section of the country remains almost as remote and wild as it was over 200 years ago. Soon, citizens will have the opportunity to speak up for Russell Country and continue Charlie Russell’s advocacy for these incredible #BLMWild places. Stay tuned. 📸: @huntphotos #publiclands#yourpubliclands#montana#conservation#wildlands#wilderness#nature#environment#recreation#landscape#photography#naturephotography @mypubliclands
In 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) initiated a land management planning process for 668,000 acres of public lands in eastern #Colorado , mostly along the #ArkansasRiver corridor west of Pueblo. Since then, the agency has considered input from the public that will determine which areas will be conserved for their #wilderness , #recreation , and #wildlife values, and which will be made available for extractive or industrial uses such as mining and drilling for oil and gas. The plan is now entering the next phase where public input is vital. The BLM has just released “preliminary alternatives” that provide information on the management direction the agency is considering for the plan.
We are the public in #publiclands , and we all have a say in how our lands are managed. Visit wildconnections.org to learn how to speak up for wild places in Eastern Colorado, and if you live in the area, how to get more involved through attending hikes and public meetings. #BLMWild
Photo: Kate Spinelli #yourpubliclands#yourlands#landscape#conservation#wildlands#wilderness @mypubliclands