U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 06/19/12|
NHTIC Announces Summer Stewardship Program: Flowers. Flowers. Everywhere.
Join the National Historic Trail Center (NHTIC) for its first stewardship program of the summer, “Flowers. Flowers. Everywhere.”
The program, led by NHTIC interpreters, will be held at the Bureau of Land Management Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area on Tuesday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
“Wise stewardship of the land is part of our mission,” says interpreter Stacey Moore. “Stewardship lessons in the classroom don’t create an emotional connection to the land. Kids learn these lessons better outdoors.”
Interpreters will lead lessons on preserving the natural environment for future generations, while enjoying it in the present. Lesson activities include hiking, flower pressing, and flower identification.
The program is free, but space is limited. For more information or to make reservations, call the NHTIC at (307) 261-7780. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Travel is not provided. Meet at 9:15 a.m. in the Trail Center parking lot to carpool to the Muddy Mountain.
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 Center is currently operating on summer hours, and is open daily, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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: 06-19-2012|
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