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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Worland Field Office
 
Release Date: 11/10/10
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

BLM Worland Recognizes Sage Hoppers with Award


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office presented an award today to Worland Sage Hoppers for the outstanding recreational opportunities they provide for the community of Worland and for the excellent administration and coordination of their BLM Special Recreation Permit (SRP).

BLM Assistant Field Manager Mike Phillips (L) and BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Paul Rau (R) are pleased to provide the award to Mike Neufer and Chuck King of Worland Sage Hoppers
BLM Assistant Field Manager Mike Phillips (L) and BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Paul Rau (R) are pleased to provide the award to Mike Neufer and Chuck King of Worland Sage Hoppers.
BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Paul Rau presented a plaque of recognition to Chuck King and Mike Neufer who accepted the award on behalf of the club. “Their willingness to coordinate their events with the BLM and to address potential issues up front is what makes this group so successful,” said Rau. “Their driving spirit to maintain a successful club and to provide opportunities for riders is noticed not only in Worland, but throughout the region. Chuck and Mike deserve a pat on the back.”

BLM Assistant Field Manager Mike Phillips told King and Neufer that their extraordinary commitment to excellence motivated them to always go the extra mile. “Their example has had a positive impact on the SRP program and a positive impact on the community of Worland by providing for the needed opportunities to satisfy such a popular niche,” said Phillips.

The Sage Hoppers began as a trail-riding club in the 1960s and has been coordinating the popular motocross event near Worland since 1995. The races draw 175-250 riders to the area each year.

“We’ve worked hand-in-hand with the BLM to coordinate this motocross event each year,” said King. “We do it for the club but the dollars generated during the two-day event also benefit the community. With the help of the community we can really put on a top-notch event.”

For more information, please contact Paul Rau at 307-347-5100.



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: 11-10-2010