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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Buffalo Field Office
 
Release Date: 09/14/10
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins,    
  307-261-7603    

BFO Celebrates NPLD at Welch Ranch


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office will host a National Public Lands Day event on Sat., Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Welch Ranch.

This event will focus on improving and restoring facilities, and enhancing visitor opportunities at the ranch, a recreation area just 10 miles north of Sheridan along the banks of the Tongue River.

Projects include placing bluebird boxes along the walking trail, installing a horse gate and wildlife escape ramps, removing litter and invasive plant species. Families and volunteers of all ages are welcome.

Getting there: take Decker Road/Highway 338 approximately 10 miles north from Sheridan to its intersection with the Tongue River. Turn into the small parking area on the south side of the river.

For more information please contact Allison Barnes, outdoor recreation planner, at (307) 684-1116.



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: 09-16-2010