ca desert


“You gotta cry without weeping, talk without speaking, scream without raising your voice. You know I took the poison, from the poison stream then I floated out of here, singing…”  -U2, Running To Stand Still

On this day in 2001, Carrizo Plain (CA), Sonoran Desert (AZ), Pompeys Pillar (MT), Upper Missouri River Breaks (MT) and Kasha-Katuwe (NM) National Monuments were designated by Presidential Proclamation.

Pictured here, the #milkyway over North Maricopa Wilderness in the Sonoran Desert National Monument, a part of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands.