U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lander Field Office
|Release Date: 09/13/10|
BLM Lander Seeks Volunteers for National Public Lands Day Event
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office is celebrating National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 25, with a work day at the Beaver Creek Nordic Ski Area south of Lander.
The BLM, partnering with Lander Nordic Ski Association (LNSA), is seeking volunteers to help improve the surface condition of the BLM loop trail which will facilitate early season grooming efforts. Work will include the spreading, compacting and brushing of fill material to provide a consistent surface.
Volunteers will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Beaver Creek Nordic Ski Area parking lot, located 22 miles south of Lander on South Pass Highway 28. Bring gloves, a sack lunch and a water bottle, and dress appropriately for rain or shine. Boots or sturdy shoes are required. Water and tools will be provided.
“Winter is just around the corner and this work day will really help with preparations for the ski season,” said BLM Lander Recreation Technician Brandon Thielke. “National Public Lands Day is a chance to show pride for our public lands by giving time and energy to an event like the Beaver Creek volunteer work day."
NPLD is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. In 2009, 150,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, removed trash and invasive plants, planted trees and restored our water resources.
Beaver Creek Nordic Ski Area was developed by skiing enthusiasts of LNSA and operates under a BLM and U.S. Forest Service Cooperative Agreement. Beaver Creek provides a groomed skiing opportunity for both classic and skate skiing. For more information about LNSA, visit their website at www.landernordic.org.
For more information about NPLD and volunteering for the Beaver Creek volunteer work day, contact Brandon Thielke in the Lander Field Office at 307-332-8400.
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 multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
Lander Field Office 1335 Main Lander, WY 82520-0589
|Last updated: 09-13-2010|
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