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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Casper Field Office
 
Release Date: 03/21/11
Contacts: Lesley Collins    
  307-261-7603    

BLM Seeks Comments on Environmental Assessment for Blue Gulch Trailhead


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Casper Field Office will hold a public meeting on an environmental assessment (EA) for a new trailhead in the Redd’s day use area. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday March 24 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Drive.

The Blue Gulch Trailhead is proposed for development on a newly acquired parcel along the North Platte River within the Trapper’s Route area. Outdoor Recreation Planner Eve Bennett will also give a presentation on implementing the Trapper’s Route Special Recreation Area Management Plan, which was completed in 2006. The presentation will include a review of recreation projects that have been or are scheduled for completion. Other topics that will be discussed include proposed research projects, habitat improvements, and long-term management objectives.

All parties interested in public lands and recreation opportunities along the North Platte River are invited to attend the public meeting. The meeting will initiate the 30-day public comment period on the EA, which is available online at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/cfo/blue_gulch_trail.html.

Written comments on the EA should be addressed to the Bureau of Land Management; Eve Bennett, Outdoor Recreation Planner; 2987 Prospector Drive; Casper, WY 82604. Scoping comments can also be submitted via email to: casper_wymail@blm.gov. Please include "Blue Gulch Trailhead" in the subject line. For additional information or a copy of the EA, contact Eve Bennett at 307-261-7517.



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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Casper Field Office   2987 Prospector Dr.      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 03-22-2011