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BLM Nevada News
ELY FIELD OFFICE NO. 2008-005

FOR RELEASE: Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007
CONTACT: Chris Hanefeld, (775) 289-1842; chris_hanefeld@nv.blm.gov

BLM Solicits Volunteers for Tunnel Springs Wilderness Restoration Effort

Ely, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Ely Field Office is inviting the public to participate in a one-day road rehabilitation restoration project in the Tunnel Springs Wilderness, located about 35 miles east of Caliente, Nev, on Saturday, Oct. 20, beginning at 8 a.m.

Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register at least one week prior to the project date and bring sturdy work boots and gloves. Sunscreen is recommended. The BLM will provide the tools and equipment, and instruction on their proper use. The restoration project is hosted by the BLM Ely District in cooperation with Friends of Nevada Wilderness.

Wilderness areas offer visitors outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive types of recreation, which includes hunting, hiking, caving, horseback riding, primitive camping, rock climbing and rock-hounding. Mechanized forms of transportation such as automobiles, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and mountain bikes are not allowed in wilderness areas. Lincoln County has 14 wilderness areas, designated through the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation and Development Act of 2004.

For more information or to register, contact Dave Jacobson, BLM Ely District wilderness specialist, at (775) 289-1800 or dave_jacobson@nv.blm.gov.

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Last updated: 10-05-2007