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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Cody Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/18/12
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

Join BLM Cody and Nez Perce Trail Foundation for National Trails Day Event


In celebration of National Trails Day, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody Field Office and the Nez Perce Trail Foundation will lead a hike and trail mapping day on Saturday, June 2, near a segment of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail close to Clark, Wyo. Hikers of all ages are invited to help identify, map and document possible variants of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail.

“The morning will begin with educational programs about the history of the trail by the Nez Perce Trail Foundation, archaeology and inventory technique by the Greybull River Sustainable Landscape Ecology non-profit, and management considerations for this nationally significant trail,” said BLM Archaeologist Kierson Crume. Participants will then walk transects near the trail in an effort to identify possible alternate routes the Nez Perce or the U.S. Army may have used during the 1877 flight.

Participants will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the north end of the Edelweiss parking lot by the Nez Perce Trail interpretive signs and picnic area. From Cody, take U.S. Highway 120 north for approximately 30 miles. Turn right (east) at Edelweiss. Be prepared for a day of walking in the outdoors. Bring water, a sack lunch, snacks, sunscreen and bug spray. Wear hiking boots and dress appropriately for rain or shine. Food and drinks will not be provided but are available at Edelweiss.

National Trails Day, the only nationwide celebration of trails, is coordinated nationally by the American Hiking Society and locally by the BLM to increase awareness about trails and celebrate the hard work and support of many people and partners—including volunteers and land agencies. It is also a day to introduce people to the many joys and benefits of trails. For more information about National Trails Day, visit www.americanhiking.org.

Visit nezpercetrail.net/index.html to learn more about the Nez Perce Trail Foundation.

For more information about this National Trails Day celebration, contact Crume at 578-5900 or kcrume@blm.gov.



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: 05-18-2012