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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 12/10/12
Contacts: Serena Baker,    
  307-212-0197    

North Platte River Recreation Area Management Plan Public Meeting Scheduled


The Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Field Office (RFO) will hold a public meeting on the North Platte River Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP) on Dec. 18 from 4-6 p.m. at the Platte Valley Community Center, 210 Elm St., Saratoga, Wyo.

The meeting will begin with a presentation explaining the results and trends of recent visitor surveys on the North Platte River including issues such as water quality, facility developments, visitor experience and impacts, river access, habitat improvements, volunteerism, cooperative management, partnerships and environmental education. BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Chris Jones will also give an update on progress of the North Platte River RAMP.

The RFO manages more than 122 miles of the North Platte River from the Colorado border to the Seminoe Reservoir. The river provides crucial winter range for elk and is a magnet for a wide variety of wildlife including bighorn sheep, bobcat, black bear, mountain lions, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, muskrat, coyote, raccoon, beaver, Greater Sage-Grouse, Canadian geese, mallards, great blue heron, kingfisher, pelicans, golden and bald eagles, red-tailed and ferruginous hawks, and prairie falcons. The North Platte River is also classified as a blue-ribbon trout fishery with a section managed for "wild" trout. In addition, the RFO manages numerous public access points for recreation along the river.

For more information, please contact Chris Jones at 307-328-4206.



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: 12-10-2012