Visiting Monterey, California? Don’t forget to stop by Fort Ord National Monument on your #mypubliclandsroadtrip!

A rich history, diverse habitat and bountiful recreation opportunities await you at the Fort Ord National Monument. It’s another coastal gem with more than 86 miles of trails provides opportunities to hike, bike or ride your horse through rolling hills, pockets of chaparral and oak woodlands. You will see a diversity of plant life and animals in habitats that include streamside corridors, grasslands, maritime chaparral, oak woodlands and seasonal pools.

Fort Ord is also cherished for its link to the heroism and dedication of men and women who served our nation and fought in the major conflicts of the 20th century. This area remains undeveloped thanks to its role as a U.S. Army facility from 1917-1994. During the Vietnam War, it served as a leading training center and deployment staging ground. As many as 1.5 million American troops trained at Fort Ord.

It’s all in the heart of the Monterey area, with its many attractions, abundant natural resources and beautiful access to the California Coast and Salinas Valley. Our friends at See Monterey, have helped plan a full day of activities to help local travelers, “grab life by the moments” during their visit.

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM


Sunrise by Chad Sparkes
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Morning sunrise at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort


On this day in 1946, the General Land Office and Grazing Service merged to become the Bureau of Land Management!

Today, we manage more than 245 million acres of public land and administer 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate in support of the following mission:

To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

In celebration, we’re sharing a stunning photo collection of of America’s public lands cared for by the BLM’s 10,000+ employees, volunteers, and partners. Explore #yourlands!

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Happy Birthday to the Bureau of Land Management! Responsible for nearly 250 million acres of public land, the Bureau manages resources to best serve the present and future needs of the nation and preserve some of our country’s most stunning landscapes. Photo of Delta Wild and Scenic River Watershed in Alaska by Bob Wick, @mypubliclands.


#mypubliclandsroadtrip kicks of the weekend at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site in New Mexico, a site that offers direct access to petroglyphs.

The number and concentration of petroglyphs at Three Rivers make it one of the largest and most interesting petroglyphs sites in the Southwest. More than 21,000 glyphs of birds, humans, animals, fish, insects and plants as well as numerous geometric and abstract designs are scattered over 50 acres of New Mexico’s northern Chihuahuan Desert. The petroglyphs at Three Rivers, dating back to between about 900 and 1400 AD, were created by the Jornada Mogollon people who used stone tools to remove the dark patina on the exterior of the rock. A small pueblo ruin is nearby and Sierra Blanca towers above to the east.

A detailed guide to the petroglyphs is available at the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site.  CLICK HERE to plan your visit.

10 of #AustriaTop20.

The tranquil town of Maria Wörth on lake Wörthersee.

#Austria #alps #alpine #travel #instatravel #snappguides #explore #exploringtheglobe #landscape #scenic #resourcetravel #traveldeeper #tranquil #wörthersee #exploring #mountains #scenic (at Maria Wörth)

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Welcome to #mypubliclandsroadtrip 2016, Week 7 – On The Way To…!

Last week,#mypubliclandsroadtrip visited some of the best rivers, lakes and streams on public lands for fishing and boating. Check out our new @Stellerstories book that recaps Week 6 of the roadtrip.

From July 26-31, #mypubliclandsroadtrip visits BLM-managed lands on the way to some of the country’s most popular recreation spots. Follow along all week as we add new places to the #mypubliclandsroadtrip 2016 map and the On The Way To storymap journal.

12 of #AustriaTop20.

Moonrise over St Wolfgang.

#Austria #alps #alpine #travel #instatravel #snappguides #explore #exploringtheglobe #landscape #scenic #resourcetravel #traveldeeper #powerful #stwolfgang #exploring #mountains #moonrise (at St. Wolfgang Salzburg)

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