Join us this Saturday for a hike to Grape Creek and learn about your local public lands, BLM’s current plan revision, and local issues including a nearby oil and gas lease proposal at Temple Canyon Park. More info at www.wildconnections.org. #blmwild#yourpubliclands#seeblm @mypubliclands
Ever notice how some of the most spectacular places in Oregon’s high desert have very bland names? Like the Dry Creek area and the many acres of remote, wild public land nestled between Highway 20 and 78.
This part of Oregon’s high desert contains critical habitat for species like native redband trout and California bighorn sheep. Unique plant communities and soaring vistas abound. And thousands of acres are recognized for their exceptional scenic, historic and cultural values.
Southeast Oregon has so many wild, unsung gems – help them stay that way: Link in bio. . . .
#WildForTheOwyhee#OurPublicLands#BLMWild @blmoregon . . .
Photos: Dry Creek area, Oregon's Owyhee, Sara Strader & Mary Elliott | Big Horn Sheep, Greg Burke | Lupine, Paintbrush, Mallow, Stuart Garrett | Redband trout, Tim Neville
Calling all Owyhee lovers! You have a once-in-a-generation chance to help shape the future of nearly 5 million acres of southeast Oregon’s desert public lands, including our beloved Owyhee Canyonlands.
Learn more and make your voice heard: Link in bio.
Photo: Sean Bagshaw
Saturday turned out to be a great day for Wild Connections first thru-Hike of BLM’s Five Points Gulch at McIntyre Hills WSA. Many BLM areas near here, including Echo Canyon, across the river, have #landswithwildernesscharacteristics and can be protected in BLM’s upcoming Draft plan, coming soon. @mypubliclands #blmwild#seeblm#yourpubliclands thanks for the photos @curtnimz
What will the Owyhee look like in 20 years?
You tell us. This fall, you have a once-in-a-generation chance to help improve and protect the land, water and wildlife on almost 5 million acres of southeastern Oregon’s desert public lands, including the Owyhee Canyonlands.
The Bureau of Land Management will be seeking public input on the Southeast Oregon Resource Management Plan during an upcoming comment period. Until permanent protection is put in place for the Owyhee, this is one of the best opportunities you have to protect the things you care about in Oregon’s high desert! Learn more and stay tuned to make your voice heard: Link in bio.
#WildForTheOwyhee#OurPublicLands#BLMWild @blmoregon . . .
Photos: Three Fingers, Andrew Sambuceto | A 'stare' of young burrowing owls, Devlin Holloway | Owyhee petroglyphs, Tom O'Keefe | Exploring the Owyhee, Sean Bagshaw
The best sunrise I’ve witnessed in this place.
I’m a conservative in My Own photography and workflow. I’m doing my best to get everything in camera and do little adjustments @lightroom With that said I’m very liberal/open to others work, and appreciate all kinds of creative workflow they have.
So when I posted this to other platform I was amazed when people told me this is a composite and there’s no way the landscape will be blue. I guess I would take it as a compliment. So here I’m posting the after and before and the adjustment the adjustment the I made in LR. And btw this area is part of the blue valley. It is called Blue Valley because of the blue color of the Mancos Shale that is the dominant geological formation of the Fremont river valley at that elevation.
Camera: @nikonusa d850
Lens: @tamronusa 15-30 2.8 vc sp
Tripod: @siruiusa W2204
f11, ISO 100, 1/4sec
Just thought I’d throw some honest footage out here for you guys as a reminder that yes, these animals are wild and EVERYTHING I’ve done to this horse is foreign and new. For instance: a saddle and cinch. That crash at the end of the video is him running into the fence. When a horse is freaked out enough, it will run blind. My job is to work through these moments and help him learn to use his mind, so he understands that just because something is scary, doesn’t mean he has to run from it. *no horses were harmed during this training session #blmwild#blm#wildhorse#wildmustang#buckinghorse#firstsaddle#mustang#demandthebrand
BLM’s McIntyre Hills Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is a rugged and wild 15,910-acre natural area in Bighorn Sheep Canyon in the Arkansas River Canyonlands. McIntyre Hills WSA is surrounded by other BLM Royal Gorge Field Office (RGFO) managed public lands, most of which BLM found
#landswithwildernesscharacteristics , including Texas Creek Gulch contiguous to the west, and the
vast Echo Canyon to the north across the Arkansas River. However these #BLMWild areas do not share similar administrative protections. This can change!
These unprotected BLM wild and natural areas need your voice and support when BLM RGFO’s
draft plan is released later this year, with a 90-day public comment period.
This incredible BLM landscape is an important wildlife corridor and habitat for many area species, including Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, black bear, elk, mule deer, pronghorn, and mountain lion. The rugged terrain and rocky outcroppings also provide refuge for iconic and/or endangered bird of prey species such as the bald eagle and American peregrine falcon.
We are also seeking long-term protections for McIntyre Hills and Echo Canyon, and thanks to
@RepDianaDeGette’s Colorado Wilderness Act, the wheels are in motion. #COWilderness2018
Come check out this incredible area on an upcoming November 3rd outing with Wild Connections.
For more info, see http://www.wildconnections.org/events.html. @Mypubliclands #SeeBLM#yourpubliclands
I seriously love working with this horse. He’s not dull, but learns quick! Today I threw the pad all around and he barely flinched. I also stuck a bareback pad on him with the cinch tightened and he bucked and ran around a bit but figured out fast that it wasn’t a big deal. My brother told me I will have to adopt another wild horse soon because this one is too easy 😂😂 #BLM#blmwild#blmmustang#saddlebroke#horsetraining#mustangtraining#wildhorse
11 years ago, two wild mustangs broke out of their pens and started running loose around a busy highway. The owner grabbed his gun to shoot them before they killed anyone...thankfully one of our family friends was his neighbor and convinced him to let her try and get them back. She was finally able to wrangle them back into their pens, but the owner no longer wanted anything to do with them. Which is when my first mustang project came into my life. I was 12 when I started training Apache. I was 15 when we did our first ride-n-tie competition and 19 when we won the world championship for short course ride n tie, and now he’s my go-to trail horse. I have never ridden a horse that was as sure footed and trail savvy as this mustang. And that is partly why I decided to adopt Ford. Mustangs are truly incredible. The intelligence and hardiness is unmatched by an domesticated horse. I’m stoked that another mustang has popped into my life and I can’t wait to see where these two take me 🤗 #blm#mustang#blmmustang#blmwild#wildhorse#ridentie
Depending on what time of year you visit Birch Creek, you could see Bullock’s Oriole with their distinct teardrop nests dangling over the river, raptors, mule deer or bighorn sheep.
Right now, the Bureau of Land Management (@mypubliclands) is creating the blueprint for how nearly 5 million acres in southeastern Oregon — including beloved #BLMWild places in the Owyhee Canyonlands like Birch Creek, Leslie Gulch, and Three Fingers — are managed. This is a once-in-a-generation chance to shape the future management of these public lands.
If you care about public lands and wildlife, don’t miss your chance to weigh in. Follow @theoregondesert to learn more.
Photo: Devin Dahlgren @devindahlgren #WildForTheOwyhee#yourpubliclands#owyheecanyonlands#owyhee#publiclands#wildlife#scenic#landscape#birchcreek#conservation#oregon#southeasternoregon#outdoors
I don't know whether a real wilderness advocate would take a conference call in a Wilderness Study Area, or if a real wilderness advocate would never think to do that. I suppose there likely aren't many WSAs with cell service. I had meant to take a quick hike between conference calls because I was IN KANAB and therefore had to get out to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. But the skies were dark and it soon started raining. Upon realizing that I did, in fact, still have service, I decided to wait it out. As the rain continued to fall and my tights started to soak through, I kept telling myself that it would be worth it. And, of course, this is southern Utah so it totally was. Every time I see the light from the sky hit the rocks I am totally amazed.
This is an area that President Trump and Secretary Zinke deemed not worthy of monument designation. There are many many more just as incredible as this. If you are as outraged as I am, go to monumentsforall.org/grandstaircase and make your voice heard! #SaveGrandStaircase#MonumentsForAll
"In August, @usnterior issued a draft management plan for the areas that have been removed from [Grand Staircase-Escalante National] monument, now available for public comment. It offers options that range from protecting paleontological resources with the same rules as before, to actively prioritizing mineral and gas extraction in the excluded areas. The former would be great for science; the latter could be devastating. Some fossil-rich areas of the excluded parts of the monument could be targets for shale gas extraction, others could be singled out for coal or uranium mining." - P. David Polly, president of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 📸: A paleo dig in Grand Staircase-Escalante. Credit @grandstaircasepartners. #NationalFossilDay#BLMWild#MonumentsForAll#SaveGrandStaircase#yourpubliclands#publiclands#bureauoflandmanagement#fossils#dinosaurs#science#conservation#utah#paleontology @mypubliclands