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From the Department of Interior:

There is some excellent stargazing to be had in the Pole Creek Wilderness, Idaho.Photo: Bob Wick

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From the Department of Interior:

There is some excellent stargazing to be had in the Pole Creek Wilderness, Idaho.

Photo: Bob Wick

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From U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:



A hermit crab emerges from its shell at Howland Island National Wildlife Refuge, in the Pacific Ocean 1,600 miles southwest of Honolulu. (USFWS)

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From U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:

A hermit crab emerges from its shell at Howland Island National Wildlife Refuge, in the Pacific Ocean 1,600 miles southwest of Honolulu. (USFWS)

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From the Bureau of Land Management:

Located on the Colorado Plateau in northern Arizona, the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona includes the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. This remote and unspoiled, 280,000-acre Monument - a part of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands - is a geologic treasure, containing a variety of diverse landscapes from the Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon. 

Visitors enjoy scenic views of towering cliffs and deep canyons. Paria Canyon offers an outstanding three to five day wilderness backpacking experience. The colorful swirls of cross-bedded sandstone in Coyote Buttes are an international hiking destination.

A permit is required for hiking in Coyote Buttes North (the Wave), Coyote Buttes South, and for overnight trips within Paria Canyon. Visit the BLM Arizona’s website to learn more about this beautiful area and plan your visit.

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM Wilderness Specialist

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From the Department of the Interior:

This moose calf in Grand Teton National Park is finding that those itchy spots on your lower back are reeaallly hard to reach… (photo credit D. Lehle)

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From the Department of the Interior:

This moose calf in Grand Teton National Park is finding that those itchy spots on your lower back are reeaallly hard to reach… (photo credit D. Lehle)

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From the Bureau of Land Management:

Surfs Up! 

Spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and heartfelt connections - these are the natural ties between community residents and nature that combine to make the Bureau of Land Management’s California Coastal National Monument unique among the agency’s assemblage of National Conservation Lands.

Read  Surfs Up! - a feature article about the monument in the Bureau of Land Management’s My Public Lands Magazine, Summer 2014.