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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Worland Field Office
 
Release Date: 04/01/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

West Worland Community Gravel Pit Closed


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office announced today that the west Worland community gravel pit, located west of town near the Washakie County Landfill, is now closed.

For the past two years, the high wall at the pit had become a safety concern, prompting the BLM’s decision to close the pit. In addition, the larger cobbly material was mostly depleted, leaving only fill grade material.

The pit, which has served the community for more than 20 years, is being reclaimed, with the initial dirt work and re-contouring already complete. The BLM requests that the site not be disturbed to allow vegetation to establish after seeding.

Plans for another community gravel pit in the Worland vicinity are uncertain at this time. For more information, please contact Pam French or Don Krump 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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Worland Field Office   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 04-01-2011