Author: Lace Thornberg | Published: July 14, 2021 | Updated: September 17, 2021 | Category: In the News
National Public Lands Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday in September. And, in 2021 the federal agency responsible for more than 245 million acres of public land nationwide, including 16 million acres in Oregon — the Bureau of Land Management — is marking its 75th anniversary.
The public lands issues facing the Bureau today are quite different than they were way back in 1946, with complex issues like the climate and biodiversity crises requiring a paradigm shift in how we look at public lands management. To effectively address these issues, the United State’s largest land manager will have to be a leader.
The agency’s theme for this milestone anniversary is “Reimagine Your Public Lands” and, as part of their commemorations, they are inviting people across the country to share their favorite stories from Bureau-managed lands.
That sure looks like an invitation to highlight high desert landscapes in need of protection. Are you ready to knock it out of the park?