U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
|Release Date: 02/16/11|
Trails Center Announces Change in Fees
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is announcing a slight change in its fee structure.
Most fees at the NHTIC will stay the same, however, the age for seniors will now be defined as age 62 and above for the daily fee. This change will allow for better alignment with other senior pass options.
Entrance fees, standard amenity recreation fees, and expanded amenity recreation fees for Federal lands are used not only to conserve our nation’s land, wildlife, waterways, and historical sites, but also to develop, maintain, and improve visitor services and recreation opportunities.
The NHTIC’s new fee structure is effective immediately. Prices are as follows:
The NHTIC will continue to honor all federal recreation passes. Passes are available for purchase at the NHTIC and the Casper BLM Field Office. The prices are as follows:
Passes are valid for entry into BLM, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, and National Park Service facilities.
The NHTIC encourages visitors to take advantage of the new fee structure and tour the Center soon noted Director Mike Abel notes. “Children, bring your parents to the Center! Our fee structure is family friendly.”
“At its heart, the Center is an educational facility and we encourage children to learn with their parents and grandparents. It’s more fun and educational than the movies,” says student intern Kylie McCormick.
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center 1501 North Poplar Street Casper, WY 82601
|Last updated: 02-16-2011|
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