National Public Lands Day 2010

The Kremmling Field Office hosted two projects this year as part of the greater Interagency Grand County Public Lands Day. The first project was the Wolford Mountain Public Access Trail. This project delineated a mile of trail, which crossed from BLM onto Colorado State Trust Lands then back on to BLM lands. This trail is an important multiple use access route for the community of Kremmling, which is adjacent to the endangerd plant Kremmling Milkvetch. By delineating this now authorized trail, it improves protection and understanding of this rare plant. Educational programs such as Tread Lightly! and Stay the Trail were utilized during this project.

 

The second project was the Second Annual Colorado River Clean-Up. The sections of the river within the Upper Colorado Special Recreation Managment Area is heavily visited year round. Fifteen river miles had the shoreline and river bottom (where accessible) cleaned of trash and sunken debris. Dispersed campsites along the river had trash removed and firepits cleaned of trash and debris.  A total of 225 pounds of trash was removed from along and in the Colorado River.

 

A total of 32 volunteers participated in these two events.  BLM Kremmling had many partners: Town of Kremmling, Colorado Natural Areas Program, Colorado State Land Board, National Sports Center for the Disabled, and the Public Lands Foundation.  The local Subway also donated 25 sub sandwichs for the volunteers.