My Public Lands Magazine, Spring 2015
Nature has a way of compensating us for the tough times. Those beastly hot summer days in the Mojave Desert? How about an ever-so cool winter road trip along the iconic Route 66?
What about for those short days and long nights in Alaska? You get the greatest light show not on Earth, but very visible from an assortment of BLM-managed landscapes across the Last Frontier.
The Winter/Spring issue of “My Public Lands” magazine provides articles about these adventures from each of the BLM’s State Offices.
Idaho takes you on an eagle viewing adventure near Coeur d’Alene, and visitors to Utah in winter can take part in some world-class birding opportunities. The Colorado State Office writes about its backcountry ski slopes, and the Oregon State Office tells us about the management of a recreational snow trail area that caters to a variety of winter enthusiasts.
Where can you find the only logger-head turtle nesting area managed by the BLM? That distinction belongs to Eastern States, which provides a breezy overview of its management the beach at Gulf Shores, Ala.
As you might imagine many BLM-managed areas heat up, when the rest of the country is cooling down. Such is the case with Red Rock Canyon in Nevada, the Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks in New Mexico, and a long-term camping area in Quartzsite, Ariz. Each of these provides amble opportunities for the public to get out and enjoy their public lands. As it says on the cover of the magazine – it’s your passport to America’s outdoors.
This Flickr set includes the photo-rich articles along with original images for public enjoyment and use. Read the magazine: on.doi.gov/1oeN5mX