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Vale BLM staffers capture stunning scenes in photo contest

Kevin Moriarty has since left the Vale District, but was a fire management specialist at the time he took this photo, at sunset during the Little Fire in August 2017.  (Photos courtesy of the BLM Vale District)

VALE – Vale Bureau of Land Management employees won six of eight categories in the 2018 BLM Oregon/Washington employee photo contest. 

Their works showcase the beauty of the wild lands in this region.

Todd Allai, a natural resources specialist for the Malheur Field Office, won the Landscape category with his fall photo of rock formations composed of Leslie Gulch Tuff looking down Spring Creek toward the Owyhee Reservoir near Schoolhouse Gulch.  The poplars are a relic of an old homestead site.  

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