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ELY FIELD OFFICE NO. 2007-066
FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007
CONTACT: Chris Hanefeld, (775) 289-1842; chris_hanefeld@nv.blm.gov

Public Invited to Participate in Big Rocks Wilderness Restoration Project

Ely, Nev. – The public is invited to participate in a one-day wilderness restoration project, scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Big Rocks Wilderness, about 24 miles west of Caliente, Nev.

Volunteers will help close and rehabilitate a road and erect a climbing kiosk. Participants will need sturdy work boots, gloves and sunscreen. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will provide tools and equipment, and direction in their use. The restoration project is hosted by the BLM Ely District, in cooperation with the Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Coalition.

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, ATVs, 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 directions to the project site, contact Alicia Hankins, BLM Ely District supervisory administrative support assistant, at (775) 289-1800 or alicia_hankins@nv.blm.gov.

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Last updated: 09-27-2007