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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Worland Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/20/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307/347-5207    

BLM Worland Opens New Community Gravel Pit


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office announced today that a new community gravel pit will open on June 22, 2011. The Worland Community Pit is 3.1 miles north of the intersection of Fifteenmile Road and the road to the landfill. Directional signs have been placed along the road.

This new pit is a replacement for the community pit that closed in April 2011. The high wall at the old pit had become a safety concern and the larger cobbly material was mostly depleted, leaving only fill grade material. The old pit has been re-contoured and will be re-vegetated this fall.

A permit must be obtained from the Worland Field Office to obtain sand or gravel from the pit. Permits are valid for 90 days. Material may only be removed from the stockpile, which will enable the BLM to maintain environmental and safety practices.

The Worland Field Office is located at 101 South 23rd Street. For more information, please contact BLM Geologist Pam French at 307-347-5100 or at pfrench@blm.gov.



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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Worland Field Office   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 06-20-2011