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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Kemmerer Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/26/12
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Kemmerer Sponsors Utah Conservation Corps Crews


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office (KFO) is working on various projects with Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) crews July 9-13, Aug. 13-17, and Sept. 17-21.

The UCC crews will assist the KFO with conservation related projects, including maintenance of the Weeping Rock and Pine Creek campgrounds, constructing a wildlife enclosure at the Tail Race campground, participating in the Green River clean-up day, performing maintenance on the Raymond Canyon trail, working on a National Public Lands Day fencing project, and collecting native seeds as a part of the BLM’s Seeds of Success program.

KFO Natural Resource Specialist Marion Mahaffey states, "The UCC represents a way to get things done through a national community service program." She adds, "We have utilized the UCC for a wide variety of conservation related projects in the past and look forward to working with them again this year."

UCC members are available to complete projects from April through late October of every year. The UCC charges $2,850 weekly for the services of a crew of four. The crews assisting the KFO this season are funded through the Seeds of Success (SOS) program.

The UCC is Utah's nationally recognized, award-winning conservation corps and its mission is to develop the conservation leaders of tomorrow through service and education. Since 2001, the UCC has been Utah's largest AmeriCorps program. Additional information about the UCC is available at http://www.usu.edu/ucc/htm/about.

For more information about KFO/UCC projects, please contact Mahaffey at 307-828-4543.



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: 06-26-2012