BLM Lands: Alaska’s Hidden Gems
Alaska’s public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) contain some of our nation’s greatest public treasures
: the world’s largest wild salmon fishery, the largest surging glacier in North America, millions of migratory and resident bird populations, the largest caribou herd in Alaska, and Alaska’s longest river; the mighty Yukon. These lands, lacking the familiarity of the state’s more celebrated sites, are the last wild places yet to be afforded lasting protections for their cultural, historical, biological, and intrinsic natural values.
Bear in the Ring of Fire region. Credit: David Thorne
The unique history and untouched beauty of these yet-to-be-discovered wild places has been threatened by pressure from industry and past management decisions under the previous administration. The BLM is entrusted by the public to manage these natural treasures. Help to prevent putting public lands into private hands by telling the Bureau of Land Management that wild lands are worth protecting for future generations.
We showcase these amazing Alaskan lands to bring their value to the attention of all citizens. Public BLM lands may be less recognizable than the titans of Alaska’s tourism scene, but they are no less deserving of protection.
Eastern Interior Plan Open for Comment Now!
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is developing the Eastern Interior Resource Management Plan for 6.7 million acres, and has opened the plan up for public comment through hearings and written comments. Please take action under our “What You Can Do!” box to the right and for more ideas of how to get involved, please email Darcie Warden, our BLM Alaska Outreach Coordinator, at Darcie [at] alaskawild.org