U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lander Field Office
|Release Date: 04/03/12|
Join the BLM and Lander Cycling for a Workday at Johnny Behind the Rocks
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office and Lander Cycling will host a workday on Saturday, April 7, at the Johnny Behind the Rocks trail area south of Lander.
Volunteers will complete the reroute section of the ‘Johnny on Top Trail’ that was designed by the International Mountain Bike Association during their Trail Care Crew visit last fall.
“The completion of the trail demonstrates the dedication of the Lander community to sustainable trails,” said BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Jared Oakleaf. “This community asset provides trail users with amazing views and challenging trail features.”
Community volunteers and Lander Cycling members have already donated 350 work hours to the trail and it is anticipated that this figure will exceed 400 work hours by the end of the workday.
Volunteers who would like to caravan/carpool will meet at 8:15 a.m. at the Lander Field Office, located at 1335 Main Street. Work will begin from the Johnny Behind the Rocks parking area at 9 a.m. Bring water, a sack lunch, work gloves and sunscreen, and wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
Work on the trails at Johnny Behind the Rocks 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.
For more information, contact 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. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
Lander Field Office 1335 Main Street Lander, WY 82520
|Last updated: 04-04-2012|
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