Each day, the Bureau of Land Management employees, volunteers and partners conserve public lands, build our nation’s energy infrastructure and support local economies, advance scientific discovery and much more. Read our blog stories about the BLM in your community and learn how to get involved.
On February 12, the staff from the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Lake Havasu Field Office helped decontaminate watercraft at the WON BASS Arizona Open at Lake Havasu tournament. The BLM completed decontaminations with the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) and Woods to Water Wildlife Solutions to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) and protect western waters.
You’re caught in sub-zero bad weather in the White Mountains National Recreation Area and whatever equipment you were counting on to travel back to the trailhead broke down – here’s some of what you wish you had with you.
For those animals that leave the range, Meredith Kueck guides the complex process of moving them around the country, to reach new owners. She handles the logistics of animal shipping, planning routes to minimize stress on the animals and making more efficient use of taxpayers’ money.
Amanda Gearhart is the wild horse and burro specialist for BLM’s Northern California District. She holds a doctorate in range science and shares her passion for rangeland management with all she meets.
A natural wetland in southeast Oregon was likely saved from extinction thanks to four years of collaboration and some human-made beaver dams. In the Oregon high desert, about seven miles northeast of the town of Crane, Alder Creek bubbles to the surface surrounded by sagebrush and juniper trees.
How many times have you driven by an old barn or homestead and wanted to stop, get out and explore its hidden history? At BLM-administered sites like the Shirk Ranch, you can. Nestled deep in the Lakeview District’s Guano Valley, the historic Shirk Ranch transports visitors back in time to Oregon’s homesteading and early ranching days.
Physiologically, these animals are the same as domestic horses and burros, but they are not just unhandled horses and burros. They are truly wild animals and this just makes the practices the BLM has put in place over the years that much more important to help protect the animal’s health and well-being.
Garrett Jones is a recreation planner who works in one of the most beautiful places in the world. We sat down with him to find out what it's like in the White Mountains National Recreation Area and what it's like as a workplace.