Happy anniversary to the Wilderness Act! On September 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed this landmark conservation legislation. The BLM has stewardship responsibilities for 223 Wilderness Areas with over 8.7 million acres in 10 Western States. These areas are protected in their undeveloped state and offer outstanding recreation opportunities for visitors willing to experience nature on its own terms. BLM managed wilderness areas include vast southwestern deserts, red-rock canyons, rugged Pacific coastline and alpine peaks.
New Weekly Series for the New Year – #TravelTuesday with Guest Photographer Bob Wick!
Each Tuesday this winter, follow @mypubliclands for weekly travel adventures with Bob Wick, BLM wilderness specialist. #TravelTuesday posts will feature beautiful BLM landscapes, with helpful hints for your travel planning. As a bonus, Bob, well known for his beautiful landscape photos of public lands, will share photo tips for each location.
Join us this Tuesday, January 5th, for the first post in the series – with multiple stops along California’s northern coast!