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Granite Mountain Wilderness   Leave a comment

The 31,000 acre Granite Mountain Wilderness, a part of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands, is located in California’s eastern Sierra near Mono Lake and Lee Vining.  The area has a varied landscape of open alluvial basins, basaltic plateaus and granite ridges, and sagebrush steppe. Photos by Bob Wick, BLM. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 4/29/15.

 

Coyote Buttes   Leave a comment

Coyote Buttes in Arizona is a spectacular scenic beauty. Local and international hikers alike are drawn to Coyote Buttes' colorful, swirling masses of stone -- complex geologic formations that lie exposed like no place else on earth. The Coyote Buttes are part the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument and Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness -- one of the Bureau of Land Management’s National Conservation Lands, which protect areas that are significant to America's cultural history. Photo by Bob Wick, BLM. Posted on Instagram by the US Department of the Interior, 2/17/15.

Coyote Buttes in Arizona is a spectacular scenic beauty. Local and international hikers alike are drawn to Coyote Buttes’ colorful, swirling masses of stone — complex geologic formations that lie exposed like no place else on earth. The Coyote Buttes are part the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument and Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness — one of the Bureau of Land Management’s National Conservation Lands, which protect areas that are significant to America’s cultural history. Photo by Bob Wick, BLM. Posted on Instagram by the US Department of the Interior, 2/17/15.

Centennial Mountains   Leave a comment

This 28,000-acre Centennial Mountains Wilderness Study Area, which forms the boundary between southwest Montana and Idaho, is some of southwest Montana’s wildest country. Designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern in 2006, it is considered an important corridor for wildlife movement, providing an east-west trending mountain range connecting the Yellowstone Ecosystem with the rest of the northern Rocky Mountains. Abundant wildlife in the Centennial Mountains include moose, elk, deer, wolverines, badgers, black bears, a wide variety of birds, and occasionally wolves and grizzly bears.

About 60 miles of the 3,100-mile Continental Divide National Scenic Trail runs through the mountain range. Photos by Bob Wick, BLM. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 11/12/14.

Studying Wilderness   1 comment

The Bureau of Land Management calls this a "Wilderness Study Area." Handies Peak itself rises 14048 feet over Colorado and is the highest point of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management outside of Alaska. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 8/6/14.

The Bureau of Land Management calls this a “Wilderness Study Area.” Handies Peak itself rises 14048 feet over Colorado and is the highest point of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management outside of Alaska. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 8/6/14.

The River At Sunset   Leave a comment

A stunning photo from the Browns Canyon Wilderness Study Area, administered by the Bureau of Land Management. This photo was tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 10/25/13.

The Arkansas River at sunset. A stunning photo from Colorado’s Browns Canyon Wilderness Study Area, administered by the Bureau of Land Management. This photo was tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 10/25/13.

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