Happy Birthday, Oregon!

They say that “Virginia is for lovers.”  But it’s Oregon that was born 156 years ago today, on Valentine’s Day.  Maybe that’s why there are so many things to love about BLM-managed lands in Oregon, more than 15 million acres of forests, rangelands, beaches, mountains and more!


BLM’s National Conservation Lands: An Investment for Future Generations

The Bureau of Land Management’s National Conservation Lands contain some of the West’s most spectacular landscapes. They include 877 federally recognized areas and approximately 30 million acres of National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wilderness Areas, Wilderness Study Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Scenic and Historic Trails, and Conservation Lands of the California Desert.

The mission of the National Conservation Lands is to conserve, protect, and restore these nationally significant landscapes that are recognized for their outstanding cultural, ecological, and scientific values. These lands - like the Wilderness pictured here - are uniquely diverse. They encompass red-rock deserts and rugged ocean coastlines, deep river canyons and broad Alaskan tundra. Many areas are remote and wild but others are surprisingly accessible. The National Conservation Lands also reveal and protect our cultural legacy. They safeguard American Indian cliff dwellings and cultural sites, and preserve the remaining traces of our Nation’s historic trails and pathways.

The proposed BLM 2016 budget includes an increase in funding for conservation and recreation for National Conservation Lands, a legacy for future generations. #BLM2016Budget

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM


BLM 2014 Highlights: We hosted over 60 million visits to BLM-managed public lands for recreational activities as diverse as the lands themselves.

On approximately 250 million acres of public lands, the BLM provided a wide variety of recreational opportunities for national and international visitors, from hunting and fishing to horseback riding and boating to birding and wildlife viewing. In an increasingly urbanized West, these recreational opportunities and the settings where these activities take place are vital to the quality of life enjoyed by residents of western states.  

In support of local communities and partnerships, the BLM released a new recreation strategy last year — 2014 BLM Recreation Strategy Connecting With Communities. CLICK HERE to read the strategy.

anonymous asked:

Do you know of some fanfiction with drinking games? I love them but I struggle to find good ones -.-' thank you for the amazing blog and hard work!

Hi, I know your ask is a wee bit old, but we also got one for truth or dare and party games so I’m going to try find them all under this ask. :3

The Pocky Kiss
Summary: A game of truth or dare, ends up with Eren and Levi getting dared to do the Pocky Game.

Dare Waltz
Summary: Eren picks Dare again and…

We’re Painting It Red
Summary: Being the new guy in the office, Eren must organize the annual Christmas party. Levi’s only rule: No red or green.

Ousama Game
Summary: "I order number three to sit on number one’s lap for the rest of the game!"

Seven Minutes In Heaven
Summary: The closet is dark when Jean closes the door behind him. For a few seconds, the only sound is their breath, even and controlled.