U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lander Field Office
|Release Date: 05/26/11|
Join the BLM for a Workday at Johnny Behind the Rocks:
In celebration of National Trails Day, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office and Lander Cycling will host a workday at the Johnny Behind the Rocks Trail south of Lander, Wyo., on Saturday, June 4.
Volunteers will re-route sections of trail that are prone to erosion and install water management features to improve the trail. This work will provide better mountain bike riding, hiking and horseback travel while reducing impacts to the environment.
Volunteers will meet at the Lander Field Office located at 1335 Main Street at 8:30 a.m. and caravan/carpool to the work area. Bring water, a sack lunch, work gloves and sunscreen, and wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
Work on the Johnny Behind the Rocks Trail has been an ongoing partnership between Lander Cycling and the BLM to maintain sustainable and enjoyable recreational use in the area. Lander Cycling provides volunteer labor and valuable input about trails so that the BLM can better manage the existing trail system.
National Trails Day events are intended to build public awareness of recreation opportunities on public land and show how America's 200,000 miles of trails allow us access to the natural world for recreation, education, exploration, solitude, inspiration, and good physical and mental health.
National Trails Day is coordinated nationally by the American Hiking Society and locally by the BLM. Two thousand events will be held across the country this year. For more information about the nationwide National Trails Day effort or additional events, visit www.americanhiking.org.
For more information about this National Trails Day celebration, contact Outdoor Recreation Planner Jared Oakleaf at 307-332-8400.
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.
Lander Field Office 1335 Main Street Lander, WY 82520
|Last updated: 05-26-2011|
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