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A hidden gem in America’s Pacific Northwest is the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon. Called an amazing treasure, Cascade-Siskiyou covers more than 62,000 acres and is best known for the unique landscapes created by the convergence of species from the high deserts of the Northern Great Basin to the temperate rain forests of the Pacific Coast. 

As BLM photographer Bob Wick said: “This area is a botanist’s dream where the Cascade, Great Basin and Coast Range-Klamath ecosystems come together. You can turn a corner and go from walking through a dense mossy red fir forest to sagebrush and mountain mahogany in a few feet.”

Pictured here are some of the stunning views from the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, including the sun, full moon, Mount Shasta and Pilot Rock, all captured May 3, 2015. Photos by Bob Wick, mypubliclands.

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This traveler is strolling through the Painted Hills, part of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon. Look at the color on those piles! The units are highly altered ash layers, erupted from volcanoes in the area.

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More #green greatness for #stpatricksday!  One of our favorites - the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon (photos by Bob Wick, BLM).

Designated in 2000, the Cascade-Siskiyou was the first national monument in the country set aside solely to protect biodiversity, with some rare, some endangered, and some endemic (found only here) species. The convergence of three geologically distinct mountain ranges resulted in an area with remarkable biological diversity. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail meanders 19 miles through the monument, offering challenging hikes with stunning views. Recreational activities - such as hiking, fishing and horseback riding - are allowed throughout the monument with consideration for sensitive plant and animal communities.

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Happy Earth Day 2015 from the BLM!

Enjoy a snapshot of your amazing public lands - #noplacelikehome.

Whether you #hike #ride #climb #bike or #volunteer, share your own nature photos today with tag #NatureSelfie.

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#mypubliclandsroadtrip Recap - Pacific Northwest Style!

The summer roadtrip stopped in BLM Oregon and Washington for coastal views and wildlife, scientific research, unique hikes, and a float down the Rogue River!  

Pictured here, the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument - located at the crossroads of the Cascade, Klamath, and Siskiyou mountain ranges. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail meanders 19 miles through the monument, offering challenging hikes with stunning views.

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM. Check out all BLM Oregon/Washington roadtrip photos on My Public Lands Flickr, and view the storymap roadtrip journal

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Welcome to the November #conservationlands15 Social Media Takeover, our 2015 monthly celebration of the 15th anniversary of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands. Today’s takeover features beautiful locations where you can view a diversity of wildlife – from raptors to seals to caribou.  

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Happy World Environment Day!  

Ten beautiful reasons to celebrate, from your public lands.  #getoutthere 

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Thanks, Tumblrs, for following our #takeover of @USInterior’s Instagram Account Today!

Included here are today’s photos and a few other favorites posted by Interior over the last year.  Photos by Bob Wick, Wilderness Specialist for the BLM’s National Conservation Lands.

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Tomorrow, the first day of winter, we’re kicking off our WINTER BUCKET LIST series!

Each day of winter, we’ll feature BLM-managed locations that you should add to your bucket list - for spectacular winter scenery, unique features and events, and even a few warmer locations for a winter getaway. #SeeBLM

Located at the crossroads of the Cascade, Klamath, and Siskiyou mountain ranges, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon has long been recognized for its ecological importance. The convergence of three geologically distinct mountain ranges resulted in an area with remarkable biological diversity. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail meanders 19 miles through the monument, offering challenging hikes with stunning views. Photo by Bob Wick, mypubliclands

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#mypubliclandsroadtrip Recap!

This summer, we headed out on a virtual roadtrip to public lands across the country.  From coast to coast - plus Alaska - we explored beautiful landscapes and unique resources and met employees behind-the-scenes.

This week through Labor Day, join us for a #mypubliclandsroadtrip wrap up! We’ll highlight roadtrip favorites from the summer - and throw in a few new places to explore.  Check out storymaps of all roadtrip stops here: http://mypubliclands.tumblr.com/roadtrip

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Spend the week with us as the #mypubliclandsroadtrip heads to BLM Oregon and Washington.  

Sure, there will be beautiful scenery, and no doubt, great mountain biking, hiking, and fishing.  Also along the way, we’ll check out: unique places like an outdoor air crash museum and elk viewing area; new paleo and fossil finds; employee work like underwater coho salmon research; and much more.

Follow the roadtrip stops here, and the roadtrip progress at mypubliclands.tumblr.com/roadtrip