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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 12/18/09
Contacts: Rachel Sowards-Thompson , (707) 986-5411  
  Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. CA-N-10-18

BLM Seeking Photographs for New Exhibit on King Range National Conservation Area


The Bureau of Land Management invites photographers to submit images of the King Range National Conservation Area for consideration in development of a new permanent exhibit.

“We need compelling images of dramatic King Range landscapes, of people enjoying the natural resources of the King Range and of wildlife,” said Rachel Sowards, BLM’s interpretive specialist at the King Range.  “If selected, the photos will be used, with credit to the photographer, in an exhibit at our office in Whitethorn, the primary contact point for King Range visitors.  This is a great opportunity for photographers to gain some recognition for their outstanding work.”
 
Those interested in submitting photos should send low resolution images for consideration to rsowards@blm.gov/   Images are needed by Jan. 15, 2010.  If a photo is selected, the BLM will contact the photographer for a high resolution image to be used in the exhibit.
 
The King Range NCA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.  It was the nation’s first National Conservation Area, established by Congress in October 1970.  It covers more than 68,000 acres along California’s Lost Coast.  More than 48,000 acres are protected as federal wilderness.
 
It is part of the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System, established 10 years ago to conserve some of America’ most treasured landscapes.
 
For more information, contact the BLM’s King Range Office, (707) 986-5400.




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