America’s Great Outdoors — U.S. The Department of the Interior

09/29/2013 11:00 AM EDT

Congratulations to Adam Grimm, the winner of the 2013 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest!
Grimm’s oil painting of a canvasback will be made into the 2014-2015 Federal Duck Stamp, which will go on sale in late June 2014. The Service produces the Federal Duck Stamp, which sells for $15 and raises about $25 million each year to provide critical funds to conserve and protect wetland habitats in the National Wildlife Refuge System for the benefit of wildlife and the enjoyment of people.

To purchase the current Duck Stamp or to learn more about the program, click here:


America’s Great Outdoors Photography from U.S. Department of the Interior

08/06/2013 11:45 AM EDT

Time lapse doesn’t get much better than this.

Twenty-five miles south of Alturas, California, in Northeastern Lassen County, the Tule Mountain Wilderness Study Area was the scene of wildfire in September 2012.  Some of Bob Wick’s amazing time lapse photography of the area in the aftermath can be found at