U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
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FOR RELEASE: June 28, 2007
CONTACT: Mike Brown, (775) 753-0386
Email: mbrown@nv.blm.gov
ELKO FIELD OFFICE NO. 2007-85


VOLUNTEERS CLEAR SPRUCE MOUNTAIN ROUTE

Elko, Nev. – A local all terrain vehicle (ATV) club cleared fallen trees from six miles of road on the popular recreation area Spruce Mountain about 50 miles southeast of Elko.

Five members of the Gold Country ATV Association camped out over the weekend and worked two days clearing the winter-downed trees which were making the road impassable in 9-Mile Canyon. They used chainsaws, pulleys and ATVs to cut and drag the trees off of the road.

The 9-Mile Canyon road is part of the designated route open to off-highway vehicle use. The Spruce Mountain area (Hunt Unit 105) is an off-highway vehicle limited area and vehicles are required to stay on existing routes.

“This was a great project and public service.” said Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Recreation Planner Tamara Hawthorne. “The Gold Country folks asked us how they could help and kindly volunteered to do this hard work. We would not have been able to clear this road in such a short time frame without their work.”

Hawthorne added that the Gold Country ATV Association has been working closely with BLM and the Elko Convention and Visitors Authority on the Spruce Mountain area, promoting responsible off-highway vehicle use.

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Before

Gold Country ATV Association members Dave Tilger stands left and Karen Hayes is in the background. Photos by Steve Loeppky


 

 

 

 

 

 

After

The volunteers cleared a 6-mile section of 9-Mile Canyon on Spruce Mountain.


 
Last updated: 04-07-2008