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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Worland Field Office
 
Release Date: 08/29/12
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

Alkali Area Two-Track Temporarily Closed


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office announced today that the two-track road that connects Medicine Lodge State Park and the Red Gulch/Alkali National Backcountry Byway is temporarily closed until further notice.

Increased vehicle use on the two-track road this summer has created a deep, powdery surface which is now impassable and unsafe for driving. Several vehicles have become stuck and attempts to bypass the impassable sections of the road have resulted in resource damage to public lands. Temporarily closing the road will ensure that further damage is avoided.

Closure signs and barricades have been placed at the main access points to the two-track, and the access gate behind the red barn in Medicine Lodge State Park has been closed. The BLM anticipates reopening the road after precipitation firms the surface.

For more information, please contact the Worland Field Office at 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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Worland Field Office   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 08-29-2012