U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
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BLM Nevada News
ELY FIELD OFFICE NO. 2008-008b
FOR RELEASE:  Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007  
CONTACT:  Chris Hanefeld, (775) 289-1842; chris_hanefeld@nv.blm.gov

BLM Conducts Outreach to Educate Public about White Pine County Wilderness

Riding all-terrain vehicles and horses, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recreation and wilderness staff, and law enforcement personnel last Monday concluded a five-day outreach effort in the Highland Ridge and Mt. Grafton Wilderness directed toward educating the public about regulations governing recreation in those and other newly-designated wilderness areas in White Pine County.

White Pine County has seven new BLM-administered wilderness areas, designated through the White Pine Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2006, which also added to an existing wilderness area.  Wilderness areas offer visitors outstanding opportunities for solitude, as well as primitive and unconfined types of recreation.  Caving, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, primitive camping, rock climbing and rock-hounding are all allowed inside wilderness areas.  Mechanized forms of transportation such as automobiles, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and mountain bikes are not allowed in wilderness areas.

The BLM encourages the public to respect the private property rights of neighboring landowners.

To learn more about wilderness areas in White Pine County, contact Dave Jacobson, BLM Ely Field Office wilderness planner, at (775) 289-1800 or dave_jacobson@nv.blm.gov.

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Last updated: 10-11-2007