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High Plains District
Release Date: 09/22/09
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins,    

NHTIC teams up with Casper College World Languages Department:
Students and Faculty Translate Visitor Guide into German, French and Spanish

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) teamed up with the Casper College World Languages Department this summer to translate the visitor guide into German, French and Spanish.

“The Trails Center is an international destination, and we are grateful to the students and faculty of Casper College for providing this important service to our visitors,” said Trails Center Director Mike Abel.

The project was part of Casper College’s Learning through Service program, a nation-wide effort that encourages college students to serve their local communities through volunteer work. Three Casper College instructors facilitated the service project: Stephanie Loutas, instructor of French, Ingo Roedig, instructor of German, and Lora Hittle, instructor of Spanish and chair of the Department of World Languages.

“My students were able to attain hands-on experience,” Hittle said. “They studied Spanish, and our community benefits from what they learned.”

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on summer hours, and is open daily, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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: 09-22-2009