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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Newcastle Field Office
 
Release Date: 09/08/09
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins,    
  307-261-7603    

BLM Newcastle Field Office hosts National Public Lands Day Event


On September 19, 2009, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Newcastle Field Office is celebrating National Public Lands Day (NPLD) by hiking the Mallo Trail.

The Mallo Trail, a 2.8 mile loop, was reconstructed over the summer by the Wyoming Conservation Corps. The Newcastle Field Office welcomes the public to attend the guided hike and celebrate recreational opportunities in Crook, Weston and Niobrara counties.

BLM staff and volunteers will meet at the Mallo trailhead at 10 a.m. on Saturday September 19. Wear appropriate foot wear, and bring water, snacks, gloves, and sun screen.

If you have questions or are interested in participating in the NPLD event, please contact Allison Ginn in the BLM Buffalo Field Office at (307) 684-1116.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. In 2008, 120,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, removed trash and invasive plants, and planted over 1.6 million trees.



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: 09-08-2009