U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
|Release Date: 09/13/13|
|News Release No. ELY 2013-085|
Public Encouraged to Participate in National Public Lands Day on Saturday Sept. 28
Ely, Nev. – The public is invited to participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) scheduled Saturday, Sept. 28. Volunteers this year will help to remove a fence located near Horse and Cattle Camp Road, about 15 miles south of Ely.
“We hope to remove up to three and a half miles of fencing to benefit area wildlife,” Erin Rajala, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District outdoor recreation planner, said. Rajala encouraged participants to bring work gloves and fence pliers, if possible. Some materials would be provided, she said.
Registration opens at 9 a.m., at the project location. Drive south on U.S. Highway 93, turn right on Horse and Cattle Camp Road and drive about one mile. Parking will be available near the water tank.
Rajala said this year’s educational activities would focus on wildlife, including identification through tracks, scats and skulls; and hazards such as fences and litter. Leave No Trace principles would also be taught, she said.
“Everyone who participates will receive a free NPLD T-shirt and goodie bags will be provided to children, while they last,” said Rajala.
NPLD is a success nationwide because of the collaboration between federal, state and local agencies, private organizations and individual volunteers. The event is spearheaded each year by the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Erin Rajala at 775-289-1841 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
Ely District Office 702 North Industrial Way Ely, NV 89301
|Last updated: 09-13-2013|
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