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Photos from the National Landscape Conservation System

These photos are from the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). Twelve of these photos, submitted by citizens, were winners in a recent photo contest that we sponsored. (The first image was the grand prize winner.) Hover over a photo to find out more about each place.

Contest Winners
- Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, UT (Grand Prize Winner): Ray Mathis (slide #1)
- Ironwood Forest National Monument, AZ (Cultural Site Category Winner): Murray Bolesta (#13)
- Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trail National Conservation Area, NV: Brian Beffort (#2)
- Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, AZ: Allen Karsh (#3)
- Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area, OR: Bruce Jackson (#5)
- Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, CO: David Franks (#6)
- Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, UT: Ray Mathis (#8)
- Craters of the Moon National Monument, ID: Dave Clark (#9)
- Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, MT: Steven Akre (#10)
- Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, CA: David Korzilius (#12)
- Honeycomb Buttes Wilderness Study Area, WY: Ron Marquart (#14)
- El Malpais National Monument, NM: William Stone (#15)