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Ely District Office
Release Date: 09/13/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
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

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 mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

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Last updated: 09-13-2013