BLM Meets Web 2.0
Portland, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Oregon State Office has fully entered the world of Social Media with today’s announcement that it will be offering regular news and updates on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.“For an agency whose roots extend all the way back to the early 1800s, Social Media is a new adventure for us. As the stewards of 16 million acres in the Pacific Northwest we’ve always understood the need to work with the public – this’ll just give us another tool to make that connection,” said Oregon/Washington State Director Ed Shepard.Along with news releases and planning updates the BLM will also be posting frequent information regarding recreation opportunities, movies, photos, special areas, and information about the agency. The videos and photos will give the public an opportunity to get out to some of the more remote, but incredibly spectacular landscapes in the region.“Ultimately, we want to hear from everyone about their public lands. Social Media will definitely provide us another avenue to chat with the public about the management of these special areas,” continued Shepard. In addition to these Social Media sites, the public is also invited to visit the BLM online at: blm.gov/or/index.php
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.