U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 11/13/09|
MEDIA ADVISORY:BLM to Recognize Hundreds of Public Lands Volunteers
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Bureau of Land Management Grand Junction Field Office will celebrate the accomplishments of its strong and diverse volunteer work force at a reception Nov. 18 in Grand Junction.
Hundreds of past and present volunteers have been invited to attend the second annual Thanks-for-Giving Volunteer Celebration from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Museum of Western Colorado, 248 South 4th St. in Grand Junction.
The media is invited to attend and cover the event. Accomplishments of the volunteer program for 2009 will be announced during the event.
Volunteers performed a variety of tasks, including monitoring and maintaining the shooting range, assisting the Wild Horse Program, surveying archaeology sites, monitoring wildlife and endangered plant species, building and maintaining trails, and assisting with visitor services.
What: BLM Volunteer Fest 2009
When: Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Museum of Western Colorado, Whitman Center
Who: Hundreds of BLM Volunteers & Partners
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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|Last updated: 11-13-2009|
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