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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Trails Center
 
Release Date: 12/09/11
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    
  307-261-7603    

Trails Center receives
2011 BLM Director's National Award for Team Accomplishments


Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey presented the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) with the Director’s Team Accomplishment Award. NHTIC Director Mike Abel accepted the award on behalf of the Trails Center in Washington D.C. , on Oct. 25, 2011.

Trails Center receives 2011 BLM Director’s National Award.
Wyoming BLM Director
Don Simpson recognizes
the NHTIC staff for
winning the 2011 BLM Director’s National Award
for Team Accomplishments.
“People are the BLM’s most valuable asset, and these awardees set superior examples for all of us to follow,” said Abbey. “These awards recognize outstanding leadership, successful stewardship, collaborative efforts, and innovative approaches that are helping the BLM pursue our goal of becoming the premier natural and cultural resources management agency in all of the government.”

Through extensive community partnerships and volunteer contributions, the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHITC) brings Western history to life through the cultural interpretation of America’s westward expansion during the 1800s. Over the past two years, the NHITC successfully promoted public understanding of America’s Native American cultures and the historic westward expansion while also highlighting the BLM’s role as stewards of America’s public lands.

To honor the local Wyoming partners, volunteers, and employees the Trails Center held a reception with Wyoming BLM Director Don Simpson on Dec. 8 at the facility.

“The NHTIC would not be where it is today without the strong support of it’s the community, staff, partners and volunteers. The high level of visitor service and variety of programs could not be maintained without these essential partners,” said Simpson.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). 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.

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 winter hours, and is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 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 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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Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 12-12-2011