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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
 
Release Date: 08/30/10
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    
  307-261-7603    

Trails Center Announces Free Days September 9 - 11


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is waiving admission September 9 through 11 for Community Appreciation Days. The free days at the NTHIC also coincide with the Wyoming Hunting and Fishing Heritage Expo, which will take place at the Casper Event Center.

“We are fortunate to live in an area that has such a rich history and heritage,” said Trails Center Director Mike Abel. “And we want to show our appreciation to the local community for supporting the Trails Center and our mission, which is to promote the significance of our historic trails to both Wyoming and U.S. history. This year, the support of the Trails Center by Casper residents has been strong, and we want to say, ‘thanks.’”

The annual Wyoming Hunting and Fishing Heritage Expo is free and open to the public. The event celebrates Wyoming’s diverse wild lands and wildlife. The Expo includes hands-on activities and educational opportunities for everyone, regardless of age, physical ability, or experience.
The family-friendly event is coordinated by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department with exhibitors from over 150 businesses, agencies and organizations, including BLM staff and the Trails Center.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect, and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreational values of these treasured landscapes.

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 5 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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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 08-30-2010