U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 07/16/12|
Trails Center Presents Edible Homestead Workshop
The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act with a series of family workshops. The fourth in the series, “Edible Homesteads”, will take place on Wednesday Aug. 1 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Using a variety of edible materials, participants will have the opportunity to create a standing miniature homestead. “Early homesteaders used available resources to build their homes. Some dug into the sides of hills. Others cut sod blocks from the prairies; and others traveled incredible distances to retrieve building wood,” said interpreter Stacey Moore. “Our workshop is designed for participants to be creative and build with sticky, messy limited materials.”
All materials will be provided, and interpreters will be on hand to offer consultations about soddies and other houses used by homesteaders. Registration is required for workshop participation. Cost is $2 for adults. Children are free and must be accompanied by an adult. Call (307) 261-7780 to register. Numbers are limited.
The fifth and final workshop in the series, “Braided Rugs,” will take place Aug. 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. Call the Trail Center, (307) 261-7780 to reserve a spot today.
The NHTIC first opened on August 9, 2002. The Trails Center will provide a series of programs and activities in celebration of its 10th anniversary throughout August 2012. For more information, contact the Trails Center at (307) 261-7780.
The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.
The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo.
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.
Trails Center 1501 North Poplar Street Casper, WY 82601
|Last updated: 07-16-2012|
|USA.GOV | No Fear Act | DOI | Disclaimer | About BLM | Notices | Social Media Policy|