This weekend marks the anniversary of the Arizona Wilderness Act of 1984. Among other actions, the act added the BLM’s Aravaipa Canyon, Beaver Dam Mountains, Cottonwood Point, Grand Wash Cliffs, Kanab Creek, Mount Logan and Mount Trumbull, Paiute and Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs to the National Wilderness System.

CLICK HERE to plan a visit and learn more about the BLM’s ruggedly beautiful wilderness areas, a part of our National Conservation Lands.


#mypubliclandsroadtrip Wrap Up!

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:

#conservationlands15 Social Media Takeover, July 15th, Wild and Scenic Rivers by Bureau of Land Management
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Our July #conservationlands15 Bucket List Location: Take a step back in time and paddle through history along the BLM Upper Missouri Wild and Scenic River in Montana “The hills and river Clifts which we passed today exhibit a most romantic appearance…. The bluffs of the river rise to hight of from 2 to 300 feet and in most places nearly perpendicular; they are formed of remarkable white sandstone which is sufficiently soft to give way readily to the impression of water…” Meriwether Lewis, May 31, 1805. You can camp in the same locations as the 1805 Lewis and Clark expedition on your multi-day canoe expedition down the “Big Muddy”. The river is a relatively easy paddle with current and riffles but no major rapids. Along the way, camp under the shade of spreading cottonwoods and try your luck catching a paddlefish – some weigh over 100 pounds. The Breaks Country surrounding the river offers opportunities for scrambles and cross country hikes to the bluffs above. The unique geology and harsh landscapes that were extensively described by Lewis and Clark are in a condition that has changed little since the passage of the expedition. Historic homesteads dot the river banks, and remnants of the steamboat era remain in inscriptions that were etched on the rock walls. Photo by Bob Wick, BLM - - Although the Perseids Meteor Shower peaked earlier this week, its not too late to catch some great meteor watching this weekend as the shower winds down. Look to the northeastern sky in the late night and pre-dawn hours. This image was taken last night in the newly designated Berryessa-Snow Mountain National Monument in California. Public lands have dark skies away from city lights and offer great places for star gazing. The Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument offers viewing opportunities in the back yard of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Areas. Parts of the monument south of Highway 20 are currently closed due to fires so check with the local office before venturing out. Photo and description by Bob Wick, BLM #landscape #california #travel #scenic #stars #starry #nightsky #stargazing #starwatching #meteorshower #camp #camping #berryessasnowmountain #mountains #photography #getoutdoors #getoutside #monumentsforall #conservationlands15 #mypubliclands #SeeBLM #instagood #instacool #photooftheday via via


Happy World Wildlife Day!

We celebrate wildlife today and every day on our nation’s public lands. More than 3,000 species of wildlife call BLM-managed lands home - that’s a backyard of more than 245 million acres in 23 states, dispersed over ecologically-diverse and essential habitat.

Enjoy a few of our favorite wildlife photos from your public lands!

Comparateur de voyages : - Our third Instagram Sunday share is complete with nighttime photography tips from @phillmonson. Thanks for tagging #mypubliclandsroadtrip! “This is a shot of sunset arch in the Grand Staircase-Escalante [National Monument], home to one of the darkest night skies on earth. Light painted with an LED light panel about 200 feet out, then a couple lights underneath. 16mm, ISO6400, f2.8 25sec Canon 6D.” -@phillmonson From the solitude of lonesome canyons to the excitement of winding rugged backways, this Monument is truly a treasure. #beauty #BLMUtah #Utah #SeeBLM #mypubliclands #BLMroadtrip #photography #GetOutdoors #recreation #travel #explore #findyourpark #landscape #GetOutside #scenic #roadtrip #bucketlist #monument #hiking #NationalConservationLands #nature #MonumentsMatter #NationalMonument #nighttime #night #starrysky #starrynight via via



After a wonderful National Public Lands Day weekend, we would like to thank the many volunteers who joined in our efforts to help take care of America’s public lands nationwide. 

Now go enjoy your public lands! Here are some of our favorite fall foliage photos across BLM managed lands.