New Update on Our Programs
he Division of Education, Interpretation, and Partnerships is pleased to announce the availability of Connecting People to Their Public Lands: An Update on BLM Education, Interpretation, Volunteer, and Youth Employment Activities 2014
. This publication presents narrative overviews of selected BLM accomplishments in the areas of education, interpretation, volunteers, and youth involvement. It also includes Fiscal Year 2013 statistics on BLM programs that support the Secretary of the Interior's "four pillars" of youth/public engagement: PLAY, LEARN, SERVE, and WORK.
The update highlights outstanding education and engagement programs for students, lifetime learners, and the general public, demonstrating the BLM's commitment to bringing meaningful programs to larger and increasingly diverse audiences. In addition, profiles of youth employment projects emphasize the important role that young people are playing in the management of public land resources. New in this edition, the 33-page report incorporates stories and statistics that in previous years were presented in the BLM Volunteer Annual Report. To download a copy of the report, click on the cover image or select this link.
Wild about Wilderness
September is the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the landmark law that protects more than 100 million acres of federal land.
The BLM is responsible for 221 Wilderness Areas with 8.7 million acres in 10 Western states. These special places have been used for science and education, field trips, and student research for many years. They're also great places for recreation.
A wilderness, as described in the law, is "an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled byman, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain."
To celebrate the wonders of wilderness, we are focusing on some great resources for exploring. More>>
Artists in Residence
The national BLM Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program creates a structure to share the scenic beauty and unique stories of the BLM’s landscapes with the public through the world of art. The BLM Artist-in-Residence Program provides artistic and educational opportunities that promote deeper understanding and dialogue about the natural, cultural, and historic resources on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
Learn how artists are creating artwork on the public lands, including several wilderness areas. More>>