U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 08/23/11|
Trails Center Presents Temporary Exhibit,
The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is showcasing a temporary exhibit, “The National Landscape Conservation System in Wyoming: Conserve, Protect, Restore.”
Wick said that the BLM’s Wilderness Areas, Wilderness Study Areas, and other units of the NLCS represent “the last frontier” of American landscape photography.
“I am an avid outdoor photographer and BLM lands are my favorite subject, as they are often overlooked by other photographers,” said Wick, co-lead for California’s NLCS. “Having my photos published by the BLM, private publishers, and in the media has been my most rewarding accomplishment with the BLM. Through my photos, I’ve been able to share our amazing landscapes.”
The BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System contains some of the West’s most spectacular landscapes. The NLCS includes wilderness areas, conservation areas, wilderness study areas, along with 16 national monuments, and thousands of miles of scenic and national historic trails.
As part of the NLCS in Wyoming, the BLM manages 42 wilderness study areas, five national historic trails, the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, and one national scenic trail. These are all units of the NLCS. The 42 wilderness study areas encompass about 575,000 acres. The trails include the Oregon, Mormon, California, Pony Express, and Nez Perce National Historic Trails, along with the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.
The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.
For more information about the exhibit, contact Alex Rose at (307) 261-7780. Photos of the exhibit are available online at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/NHTIC.html.
The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on summer hours, and is open daily, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.
Trails Center 1501 North Poplar Casper, WY 82601
|Last updated: 08-26-2011|
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