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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Buffalo Field Office
 
Release Date: 08/21/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    
  (307) 261-7603    

BLM Seeks to Improve the Visitor Experience at the Weston Hills Recreation Area


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Buffalo Field Office (BFO) will begin implementation of a new management plan for the Weston Hills Recreation Area.

Visitors can expect to see equipment and crews in the area in late August and early September improving portions of the road system at Weston Hills. Recreationists may experience temporary delays or closures of certain routes while construction is taking place. An additional 5 miles of off-highway vehicle trail for vehicles less than 50 inches wide is planned for 2013.

Weston Hills will also receive the attention of local volunteers on Sept. 29 as part of National Public Lands Day (NPLD). Installation of walk-through gates, fence repair, and litter removal are planned for the event.

The new management plan for the Weston Hills Recreation areas is available online at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/bfo/WestonHills.html.

Weston Hills is located 25 miles northeast of Gillette, Wyo., and is accessible via Wyoming Highway 59 North. The Weston Hills Recreation Area consists of approximately 9,000 acres of BLM-administered public lands adjoining the Thunder Basin National Grassland. The area is jointly managed with the Forest Service.

For more information, or to confirm participation in NPLD, contact the BFO at 307-684-1100.



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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Last updated: 08-21-2012