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Happy Employee Appreciation Day!

We’re sharing a few of our favorite employee photos from across the country in recognition of the 10,000+ BLM employees and volunteers who manage your public lands and resources.  

We’ll be presenting at DigitalGov’s “Tumblr for Feds” Webinar this morning, along with our colleagues & friends from usagov, stopbullying & mypubliclands!

Whether you’ve been waiting for a while to sign up with Tumblr or whether you’re just curious how government agencies can leverage a platform known to be the breeding ground for the latest gifs and memes, this webinar will show you examples of how agencies have successfully taken advantage of gifs, memes and everything else Tumblr has to offer to meet their missions, increase audience engagement and build brand recognition.

February 19 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Update 2/26/2014: In case you missed it, Digital Gov University recorded the webinar, and we’ve shared it here: Two for Tumblr Tuesday: Tumblr for Feds: Gifs, Memes, and More

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It’s Draw a Bird Day, Tumblrs.

Get outside, grab some fresh air, and sketch some local birds! Or use these models from BLM Alaska as your inspiration.  All photos by Bob Wick.

What is Draw a Bird Day?  Why do we recognize this “unofficial holiday” anyway?  As mothernaturenetwork said,” after you read the story behind it, you’re going to want to draw one.”

Read more: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/on-draw-a-bird-day-you-know-what-to-do#ixzz3Wk7XpXGw

I had just picked up renowned cave photographer @josh_hydeman thirty minutes before this photo was taken. Our plan was to spend the week photographing a variety of beautiful slot canyons throughout the Dirty Devil/Robbers Roost Wilderness. Storms had been brewing all day and in a flash of an eye a flood was upon us. It was Josh’s first #johnmuir moment in the wild and unpredictable wilderness of Southern Utah.

#getinthewild #travelstoke #neverstopexploring #utahgram #wowutah #utah
#ic_adventures #BPMag #natgeocreative #natgeo #mypubliclands #instacool #wearethewild
#liveyouradventure @picoftheday #outsidemagazine #gopro #REI1440Project #wildernessculture #wild #wildmovie #utahisrad (at Flash Flood at the San Rafael Swell)

Corazones 😍 🍂🍂🍃🍃
Jajajaja 🙈🙉🙊 #adventourist #catchinglight #getouthere #getoutstayout #igers #nature #mypubliclands #naturewhisperers #outsideisfree #outdoorwomen #instatravel #traveldeeper #travelphotography #wanderlust #peoplewhodofunstuff #makeyourownadventures

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BLM Winter Bucket List #3: Garnet Ghost Town in Montana for Its Winter Cabins

If you follow My Public Lands, you likely know Garnet Ghost Town - from our history posts, recent Halloween feature, and of course, BLMer Bob Wick’s amazing photos of the historic buildings and surrounding landscape. The photos provide a window into this abandoned mining town and our nation’s gold rush era.

But each winter, you can have much more than photographs. The BLM has two cabins available to rent from December through April at the old site. The surrounding area contains more than 116 miles of trails, including the 32-mile Garnet National Winter Recreation Trail. It’s a popular destination among winter recreation enthusiasts who enjoy skiing and snowmobiling in the rugged terrain.

Add Garnet to your bucket list if you want a “ghostly” quiet getaway. Photo by Bob Wick, BLM

#landscape #winter #travel #getaway #solitude #cabins #ghosttown #Montana #skiing #history #rugged #trails #getoutdoors #getoutside #photooftheday #SeeBLM #backyard2backcountry #snow #instagood #instacool

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For those times when I’m AWOL and don’t post for ages (cos I’m a living, breathing primate and not a bot), here are 72 science/medical/nature/anthro blogs I follow. A few are personal blogs with some kinda something else in them but most are informative and a great many post original content. My apologies to anyone I left out. If anyone is interested I can do a post with non-science blogs.

alphacaelianatomicalartanthrocentricanthrojoyceanthropologydailyanthrostoriesantique-anatomyarchaeoillustrationarchaeologychannelarcticmuseumbiodiverseedbiomedicalephemeraboneidentificationbpod-mrcbrains-and-bodiesbroken-tibiascomaniddycurrentsinbiologydead-men-talkingdoctorswithoutbordersdrkrislynnecosapienshowfieldmuseumphotoarchivesfossilpornfpannortheastgardensciencegriseusin-the-hornimaniowaarchaeologyiowanaturalhistoryirisharchaeologyirreverentideasmadhistorymypubliclandsnybgnyhistoryoosikopenaccessarchaeology

os-sphenoidaleosteologikapaleotoolpasttimepaleopbsnatureradiologysignsradiopaedia, realcleverscience, rocksandantsscienceandfoodscientificillustrationscientificphilosopherstrangeremainssuzytheredtalesofscienceandlovethebrainscooptheconservationbiologistthegaitguystheladygoogletreehuggertyphlonectesuaorthoucresearchuprightbipedalistvaldanderthalvegankeeperwesterndigswhatsnewsdailywwfxiphoidprocessyalepresszomganthro, zoologyillustrationzygoma

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Happy #worldwildlifeday!

More than 3,000 species of wildlife call BLM-managed lands home - that’s a backyard of more than 245 million acres in 23 states, dispersed over ecologically-diverse and essential habitat.

Pictured here, one of our favorite wildlife photos: an antelope with golden eagles in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming. The image was captured by a “critter cam” - used by BLM offices to track wildlife activity and assist with wildlife management.
#wildlife #Wyoming #science #biology #nature #conservation #animals #raptors #eagles #habitat #wildlifewatching #photography #naturephotography #SeeBLM #mypubliclands #photooftheday #instagood #instacool

We wonder–is it possible to have too much fun on a Get In The Wild canyoneering adventure? Nah! :-)

#getinthewild #travelstoke #neverstopexploring #utahgram #wowutah #utah
#ic_adventures #BPMag #natgeocreative #natgeo #mypubliclands #instacool
#liveyouradventure @picoftheday #outsidemagazine #gopro #REI1440Project #wildernessculture #utahisrad (at Dirty Devil/Robbers Roost Wilderness)

i follow a blog or two run by some sector of the bureau of land management or department of the interior or something, because they post lots of pretty pictures of national parks. one of them lately has basically been advertising burning man. i expected a lot of things when i followed a blog run by an agency of the united states federal government, but not this. dear lord, not this

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On this day in 2011, the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument in Arizona, Agua Fria National Monument in Arizona, and the California Coastal National Monument in California were designated through Presidential proclamation. All three monuments are a part of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands.

Pictured here, the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument - managed jointly by BLM and National Park Service - is a vast, biologically diverse landscape encompassing an array of scientific and historic objects. Valuable geological resources are located within the Monument boundaries, including relatively undeformed and unobscured Paleozoic and Mesozoic sedimentary rock layers and abundant fossils, which offer a clear view of the geologic history of the Colorado Plateau. The Monument also contains outstanding biological resources including giant Mojave yucca, trophy-quality mule deer, California condor, desert tortoise, and southwestern willow flycatcher.
Photo by Bob Wick, BLM

#landscape #Arizona #California #monumentsmatter #nationalconservationlands #nationalparksservice #mypubliclands #scenic #happybirthday #geological #wildlife #travel #history #onthisday #instagood #instacool #photooftheday #SeeBLM