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News Release No. NSO 2014-023

BLM Photo Contest Ends August 31

Reno, Nev.—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Nevada is accepting submissions for its second photo contest through August 31. Information on the rules and how to submit photos can be found at

Photos will be selected from the following categories:

• Adventure & Outdoor Recreation-Share photos of your favorite activities and adventures on BLM lands across Nevada – camping, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, kayaking, skiing, climbing, horseback and OHV riding, etc.
• Historical & Cultural-Inspire with images depicting historical locations and cultural events – from national historical sites and monuments to cultural celebrations on federal lands
• Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes-Capture scenic vistas and sweeping landscapes -- fall foliage, forests, winter wonderlands, flowers, mountains, deserts, canyons, lakes, beaches, rivers, and more.
• Wildlife-Take a walk on the wild side with photos of mammals, birds, insects and reptiles wildlife on BLM lands. Keep your distance and stay safe!
• Night Skies- Capture the magic of a night out under the stars. Slow the shutter speed down and see what develops.

“We were thrilled with the photos we received for our Nevada 150 contest last year,” said Barb Keleher, Outdoor Recreation Planner. “There are so many great places to explore in Nevada and we look forward to people sharing their adventures and experiences with us.”

For more information on the contest contact Barb Keleher, 775-861-6628, Photographs can also be shared on Facebook and Twitter using #MyPublicLands. The winning photographs from the 2014 contest can be viewed at

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 04-17-2015