U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Miles City Field Office
|Release Date: 09/04/09|
National Public Lands Day Event Scheduled for Sept. 26 at the Pumpkin Creek Ranch Recreation Area
The BLM Miles City Field Office is inviting the public to National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Pumpkin Creek Ranch Recreation Area located approximately 18 miles south of Miles City along Highway 59.
The event will start at 9:00 a.m. and work projects will include; gathering up old fencing wire and corral materials, fixing fences, gates and other infrastructure.
Overnight camping is permissible, portable toilets will be on site and volunteers will be treated to lunch. Directional signs will be placed along Highway 59 to mark the turn off to the project area. A map showing the general layout of the recreation area has been included for your information.
Over 130,000 Americans are expected to participate nationwide in National Public Lands Day events in 2009 at over 2,000 locations in all 50 states, according to Robb Hampton, NPLD program director.
"NPLD has grown dramatically since 1994," said Hampton. "We want all of our volunteers to have fun in the outdoors while providing an important service to their country and community."
To learn more about NPLD visit: www.publiclandsday.org/
For more local event information contact BLM NPLD Coordinator Mark Jacobsen at (406)233-2831.
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.
Miles City Field Office 111 Garryowen Road Miles City, MT 59301
|Last updated: 06-28-2012|
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