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Collage Challenge: I was tagged by @onoheiwa

RULES: create your own aesthetic of your interests only using images saved on your device. No browsing and finding images!

(My pics are phone exclusive, but feel free to go onto another device for yours!)

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The November #conservationlands15 Takeover Continues with Another Spot for Your Bucket List: Gulkana Wild and Scenic River in Alaska

The Gulkana is one of the few rivers in Alaska where you can enjoy a wilderness setting on a trip as short as three days.  The area offers outstanding wildlife viewing opportunities for waterfowl and bald eagles. Beavers are often visible along the shoreline where moose also come down to feed.  It is one of the most popular sportfishing rivers in Alaska, providing rich habitat for rainbow trout, arctic grayling, king salmon, red salmon, whitefish, longnose suckers, and lamprey.  A popular river for fisherman and boaters in the summer, this river has also played an important role in the lives of the Ahtna, providing access to subsistence resources throughout history and pre-history.  During winter months, the frozen Gulkana River was historically used as an important travel route from the Copper River to the Tangle Lakes and what is now known as the Denali Highway area. 

The Gulkana River Watershed drains approximately 2,140 square miles of South-central Alaska.  The river begins in the Alaska Range near Summit Lake and flows south into the Copper River, eventually draining into Prince William Sound.  Several hundred lakes and ponds are scattered throughout the spruce-dominated forest of the Gulkana River Watershed, providing abundant nesting areas for trumpeter swans and other waterfowl.

Note: The #conservationlands15 Social Media Takeover is a 2015 monthly celebration of the 15th anniversary of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands.

On 11 July 1918, Henry Ford launched the first Eagle boat, built at Detroit, MI by the Ford Motor Company. These boats had a solid cement bow, designed for ramming and sinking submarines. In this photo, USS Eagle 47 (PE 47), Eagle 35 (PE 35) and Eagle 58 (PE 58) at Coco Solo, Canal Zone, during the 1920s. Courtesy of Lieutenant Gustave Freret, USN, (Retired), 1972. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 76131.

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Spend a Day with #conservationlands15 at Snake River Islands Wilderness Study Area in Idaho – A Must for the Bucket List

The Snake River, east of Idaho Falls, offers some of the best fishing and wildlife viewing in the state.  Anglers come from throughout the country to try for a trophy trout.  They will float through the best example of a cottonwood riparian forest in the state, which provides habitat for a diversity of species. Pelicans, osprey and bald eagles are commonly seen along the river. Moose, deer and elk are also common along the corridor.  Numerous boat-in camping spots are available for those who want to make multi-day trips.

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM

Note: The #conservationlands15 Social Media Takeover is a 2015 monthly celebration of the 15th anniversary of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands.