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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
 
Release Date: 12/28/10
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Pinedale Field Office Seeks Volunteers for Bald Eagle Survey


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) is calling for volunteers to conduct a midwinter bald eagle survey in coordination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Sat., Jan. 8, 2011.

The annual midwinter survey is part of a national effort which began in 1979 to establish an index of the total winter bald eagle population in the lower 48 states by monitoring and estimating national and regional count trends, overall and by age class. Each January, volunteers count eagles along standard, non-overlapping survey routes. 

A public meeting will be held at the PFO Rendezvous Room at 1625 West Pine in Pinedale, Wyo. at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2011 to discuss survey methodology and eagle identification, as well as assign survey routes. Two-person observation teams are needed so that one person can safely drive while the other documents observed eagles.

To volunteer, or for additional information, contact Lisa Solberg at 307-367-5340. For more information on the national program, visit the U.S. Geological Survey website at http://srfs.wr.usgs.gov/research/indivproj.asp?SRFSProj_ID=2.



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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Pinedale Field Office   PO Box 768      Pinedale WY 82941  

Last updated: 12-28-2010