U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 06/16/11|
Trails Center Announces Guided Hike at Muddy Mountain
Interpreters from the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) are conducting a guided hike at Muddy Mountain on June 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“This a great opportunity for families and children to explore the beautiful trails of Muddy Mountain,” said BLM interpreter Jason Vlcan. “The wildflowers should be spectacular.”
The hike is approximately 3 miles on easy to moderate trail. Hikers will meet at the Trails Center at 10 a.m. and caravan to the site. Participants need to wear sturdy shoes or boots, and bring water and snacks.
The program is free, but space is limited. To make reservations, contact Jason Vlcan at (307) 261-7780.
The 1,260-acre Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area is a popular recreation area south of Casper. The nature trail has 28 interpretive signs and is handicap accessible. Two overlooks on the trail provide a unique view of the valley below.
The family-friendly hike is part of the BLM’s “Take it Outside” initiative which encourages families and youth to explore the great outdoors.
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.
Trails Center 1501 North Poplar Street Casper, WY 82601
|Last updated: 06-17-2011|
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