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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Office
 
Release Date: 05/19/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

Caution Urged on BLM Roads


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wind River/Bighorn Basin District advises travelers on BLM roads to exercise caution as road damage and washouts may occur frequently this spring and summer due to higher than average snowfall during the winter and abundant spring precipitation.

“We are finding some culverts filling with sediment and brush as runoff increases, which can lead to washouts,” said BLM Supervisory Engineer Monica Goepferd. “Please travel safely and let us know when you discover deteriorating road conditions.”

The locations of road damage or impassable roads may be reported to Goepferd at the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Office, 307-347-5100.



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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Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Office   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 05-19-2011