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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
 
February 15, 2006
 
In Reply Refer To:
8300 (250) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 02/22/2006
Information Bulletin No. 2006-064
                                                                                     
To:              All State Directors
                   Attn: Cultural/Recreation Leads
 
From:          Group Manager, Recreation and Visitor Services Group
                  
Subject:       Distribution of Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Heritage Hang Tags

Program Area: Cultural Heritage and Recreation Stewardship Education
                                     
Purpose: Announcing the availability and initial distribution of the Outdoor Ethics for Heritage Sites hangtag.
 
Policy/Action: Each state will soon receive a supply of heritage site hangtags, as illustrated in Attachment 1. To maximize the effective reach of the hangtag messages, each state may wish to collaboratively prepare a state distribution plan, using the expertise of their Recreation and Cultural Resources program leads in conjunction with their External Affairs staff. Possible options include distributing the hangtag together with Special Recreation Permits in areas with sensitive heritage sites; distributing the tags at visitor centers, heavily visited sites, and any venue likely to reach heritage site visitors; and distributing to youth and other groups. States may also wish to involve their interpretive (cooperating) associations in this effort.
 
Timeframe: Effective Immediately.
 
Budget Impact: Minimal and limited to the actual cost to produce, purchase and distribute the hang tags.
 
Background: As part of the Bureau’s celebration of the Antiquities Act Centennial in 2006, BLM has partnered with the Leave No Trace (LNT) Center for Outdoor Ethics to produce the Outdoor Ethics for Heritage Sites hangtag. The hangtag promotes citizen stewardship of heritage sites, which is the central theme of the BLM’s Antiquities Act Centennial Celebration. The hangtag outlines ways for visitors to responsibly enjoy heritage sites without impacting them.

The information on the hangtag can be reformatted into other media, such as kiosk posters and brochure rack cards. More Leave No Trace information may be found on this website: http://www.utso.ut.blm.gov/antiquitiesact/tools.htm
 
Additional hang tags may be purchased from www.lnt.org for nine cents per tag.
 
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected: None.
 
Coordination:   The hangtag was developed by the Utah State Office and the National Stewardship and Outdoor Ethics Coordinator. BLM is one of four primary partners with LNT; they each have endorsed the heritage sites hangtag and will also be distributing it. The partners are the National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the USDA Forest Service. In addition, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers is a partner on this project.
 
Contact: Please contact Patti Klein, National Stewardship and Outdoor Ethics Coordinator, at patti_klein@blm.gov, or (801) 539-4235, with questions or suggestions.
 
Signed by:
Authenticated by:
Robert Ratcliffe
Robert M. Williams
Group Manager
Policy and Records Group, WO-560
 
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Last updated: 10-21-2009