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Check Out What Happened Last Week at the BLM: August 4-8, 2014

Social Media Highlights

Last week, the BLM celebrated the two-year anniversary of its My Public Lands Tumblr, established with a handful of BLM interns and younger employees as bloggers. The My Public Lands Tumblr today maintains a regular group of Tumblr bloggers, still interns and younger employees, but with contributions from around the BLM. From landscapes to wildlife and science to youth adventures, the blog tells the BLM story through employee photos, videos and personal stories. Visit the My Public Lands Tumblr blog, with over 118,000 followers and growing.

The BLM last week published stories on its national and social media accounts about fire management across the country, particularly in California, Oregon, and Washington.  Visit InciWeb for current information about fires and fire management efforts

The BLM last week continued to highlight interns participating in this summer’s BLM Direct Hire Authority for Resource Assistant Internship Program. Each intern was recruited by partner Mobilize Green, a nonprofit organization that “jumpstarts” green careers for diverse and underrepresented students and recent graduates. Read the My Public Lands Tumblr post about the internship program, and then read current and future intern stories on My Public Lands Tumblr #BLMinterns.

Last week on social media, the BLM featured the article In Good News and Tough Times, about the historic Sanchez Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in southeastern Arizona which took young men out of bread lines and put them to work outdoors. Read the story by Dennis Godfrey, BLM Arizona, in the new My Public Lands Magazine, Summer 2014: on.doi.gov/1zkKksN

Internal News Features

For four days in August, the Bureau of Land Management Utah and sister agencies partnered with the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah to host outdoor fun and learning for native youth at Camp Kwiyamuntsi (Kwee-YAH-moonts). Located on a mountaintop in the heart of Utah’s Dixie National Forest—the Southern Paiute’s traditional homeland—Camp Kwiyamuntsi provided 16 Paiute middle-schoolers with opportunities to experience the many ways their unique cultural heritage intersects with modern science and natural resources management. Read the internal story republished on the My Public Lands Tumblr.

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