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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Cody Field Office
 
Release Date: 12/03/10
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    
  sarah_beckwith@blm.gov    

Seasonal Closures Protect Wildlife


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody Field Office reminds the public of seasonal winter closures in the Bald Ridge, Carter Mountain, Little Mountain and Twin Creek Trail areas.

These closures are meant to limit disturbance to wildlife and big game in crucial winter ranges. “Winter is the toughest season of the year for wildlife,” said BLM Wildlife Biologist Destin Harrell. “Proper fat storage can mean the difference between life and death.”

The following BLM-administered lands are included in the seasonal closures:

  • Bald Ridge: closed Dec. 15 to April 30 to all use including hunting and trapping. The Hogan/Luce Campground remains open to camping and the Hogan and Luce Reservoirs remain open to fishing.
  • Carter Mountain: closed Nov. 15 to June 15 to all motorized travel. The area remains open to foot and horseback travel.
  • Little Mountain: closed Dec. 1 to April 30 to all motorized travel in the high country. The area remains open to foot and horseback travel. Signs and maps are posted at key locations to assist the public. The Little Mountain Travel Management Map can be downloaded at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Cody/rec.html.
  • Twin Creek Trail: closed Jan. 1 to April 30 to all use where the trail easement passes through private land and on BLM-managed public land. The trail closure begins on the west side of the South Fork of the Shoshone River.

For more information, or for maps of the seasonally closed areas, please contact BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Shirley Bye-Jech at 307-578-5900, or stop by the Cody Field Office at 1002 Blackburn Street.



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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Cody Field Office   1002 Blackburn Street      Cody, WY 82414  

Last updated: 12-03-2010