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ICYMI: Two Generations of Interior / americasgreatoutdoors and BLM Leadership Mark 15th Anniversary of National Conservation Lands

Last Saturday, June 20th, current and former Department of the Interior and BLM leadership gathered in Shelter Cove, California, with conservation and community leaders to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands - a system that conserves, protects, and restores nationally significant landscapes.

To mark the milestone of the 15th anniversary, Interior Secretary Jewell and former Interior Secretary Babbitt unveiled a commemorative walkway at the King Range NCA, which was the first unit of the system and the beginning of the National Conservation Lands. Also a part of the celebration, BLM Director Kornze announced new interactive recreational maps for 42 National Conservation Lands, with more to come.  

Check out the event highlights in the following video, which includes interviews with Jewell, Babbitt, and Kornze. (Video by Jayson Barangan, BLM)  CLICK HERE for more information about the event and interactive maps.