LoveInNature

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We have Punny Valentines Just in time for February 14th!

Be extra ready for Valentine’s Day this year with these cute #PunnyValentines! Happy Valentine’s Day from your public lands, brought to you by the Bureau of Land Management. Please share with family and friends. These are sure to be a hit in classrooms and work places alike!

View more on My Public Lands Flickr and Pinterest

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Signs of Love on Our Public Lands

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day I’d like to share some signs of love on our public lands and one of my favorite poems from Lord Byron.

Open space and the natural world have inspired many to love. What inspires you? 

Seek some open space and find love for yourself. Share your love of open space and for all those beings that inhabit the land this Valentine’s Day. Seek and you shall find.

“There Is Pleasure In The Pathless Woods”
By: Lord Byron

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, 

There is a rapture on the lonely shore, 

There is society, where none intrudes, 

By the deep sea, and music in its roar: 

I love not man the less, but Nature more, 

From these our interviews, in which I steal 

From all I may be, or have been before, 

To mingle with the Universe, and feel 

What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal.

-Justin Robbins

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#LOVEINNATURE

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 some of the Nation’s most ecologically-diverse and essential habitat.

Parents, teachers and everyone young at heart, you can download and share Valentine’s Day cards that feature some of the cutest wildlife on your public lands!  Pictured here, wildilfe at Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area in California, BLM Photo.

Find a Valentine on My Public Lands Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mypubliclands/loveinnature/

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Romance isn’t just for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day can be celebrated all year long on public lands. To celebrate her birthday, and as a romantic gesture, Steve Janzen, civil engineer for the BLM Idaho Falls District took his wife, Brandy Janzen, BLM natural resource specialist, hiking to Deadman Lake, Montana near Leadore, Idaho. The 14 mile hiking loop started off amazing with beautiful vistas and great fishing… until the massive torrents of rain came late in the afternoon.

-Sarah Wheeler

What’s more romantic than watching the sunset turn the sky pink, orange and purple?  

This Valentine’s Day, head to your public lands with your sweetheart and catch one in action.  It sure beats dinner and a movie!

-Courtney Whiteman, Public Affairs Specialist for the BLM Washington Office 

Photo: Sunset at Brown’s Canyon, Colorado by Bob Wick

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I grew up on the ocean, in a Catalina 30, and traveled with my parents along the Pacific Coastline. I spent many years “cruising” in our 30 foot boat, viewing the coast from the ocean.

The ocean is home to me. When I work with the Trinidad Gateway, I identify and feel kinship with their fierce love of place, and their desire to protect our marine environment for future generations.

I am grateful to work with kindred spirits on the Trinidad Gateway to the CCNM.

-Leisyka Parrott, Interpretive Specialist for the BLM-California Arcata Field Office