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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Buffalo Field Office
 
Release Date: 11/13/09
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins,    
  307-261-7603    

New Picnic Shelter at Dry Creek
Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area


Visitors to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Dry Creek Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area can now enjoy lunch in a new picnic shelter.

The picnic shelter was constructed this fall to improve the visitor services offered at the site. The new structure is located at the trailhead.

The Dry Creek Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area is a 40-acre parcel located approximately 10 miles east of Buffalo, Wyo. and is accessible via Tipperary Road. Facilities include a parking area, trail register, two picnic tables, and a double vault outhouse. A 0.6 mile interpretive loop trail explains the paleontology and geology of the area. Exposed petrified trees are visible throughout the walking trail.

For more information contact the Buffalo Field Office at (307) 684-1100.



BLM manages more land -- 253 million acres -- than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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Buffalo Field Office   1425 Fort Street      Buffalo, WY 82834  

Last updated: 11-13-2009