I spend a lot of time at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge during the warmer months of the year photographing the birds, wildlife, wildflowers and scenery of this national treasure in southwestern Montana. This land, our land, is held in trust for future generations but in the present it offers a home for the birds and wildlife which they need to continue to survive and a place for us to go when we need to touch, see and relish the natural world.
This image shows a sunset at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge from September 9, 2015 but every sunrise and sunset on our national lands is a treasure.
The horrible situation at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has me thinking of all the “national” treasures” we have in National Wildlife Refuges, National Recreation Areas, National Forests, National Historic Sites, National Monuments, National Parks and Bureau of Land Management lands.
They should never be held hostage.