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November 30, 2006
Contact: Andrew Tkach
307-347-5251

Teamwork Results In New BLM Trailhead Complex

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody Field Office, in partnership with Shoshone Back Country Horsemen and Big Horn County, have created a new trailhead complex at the base of Cottonwood Creek Canyon, northeast of Lovell, Wyo.

The trailhead provides access to the scenic Cottonwood Creek Trail and other public lands on the west slope of the Bighorn Mountains. The new complex includes four horse corrals with feedbunks, a water trough, hitching rails, three campsites, restroom facilities, and a parking area.

“We would like to thank our partners. Their contributions have provided a valuable resource. This could not have been accomplished without their civic-minded generosity” said Shirley Bye-Jech, Recreation Planner with the BLM Cody Field Office.

The Shoshone Back Country Horsemen designed, provided materials, and constructed the corrals. Big Horn County provided gravel crushing services, and a bull-dozer and operator to layout the trailhead road, campsites, and corral pad.

Future improvements will include additional campsites, picnic tables and fire rings, fencing, cattleguards, and an improved road.

The site is managed by the Cody Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management.

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