U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Plains District
|Release Date: 07/05/11|
Trails Center presents program,
The National Historic Trails Center Foundation is presenting a program entitled, “Frontier Scots and the Scots of Wyoming.”
The program, free and open to the public, will take place on July 11, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The presenter is Jenni Calder, former head of publications for the National Museum of Scotland, and president of the writers’ organization, Scottish PEN.
During the program, Calder will discuss the forces that drove Scottish emigration into Wyoming, and the role of Scots in the formation of the state.
Calder is author of the book, “Frontier Scots: The Scots who won the West.” There is a book signing following the event.
For more information, contact Holly Turner at 265-8030.
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 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. 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.
High Plains District 2987 Prospector Drive Casper, WY 82604
|Last updated: 07-05-2011|
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