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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Kemmerer Field Office
 
Release Date: 08/14/13
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Kemmerer National Public Lands Day Event a Success


On Aug. 9, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office (KFO) held a successful National Public Lands Day (NPLD) event to remove fencing treacherous to wildlife.

 

Volunteers removing fence.

 

Volunteers removing fence.

Volunteers pitched in to remove four miles of wildlife unfriendly fencing for National Public Lands Day 

Young volunteers removing fence.

Volunteers removing fence.

Volunteers removing fence.

Volunteers pitched in to remove four miles of wildlife unfriendly fencing for National Public Lands Day.

Thirty-five volunteers from the community, KFO, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and local ranches finished removing four miles of fencing from a nine-mile section which had five miles of fencing removed during last year’s NPLD event.

The 40-inch-tall fence, consisting of a 36-inch-tall woven wire bottom with a single strand of barbed wire at the top, was located 16 miles south-southwest of Kemmerer, Wyo., along Sulfur Haul Road in the Albert Creek grazing allotment. The removed fence materials will be recycled.

The KFO, in cooperation with Albert Creek Allotment permittees - the Sears and Collins ranches - planned the fence removal to improve the movement of the Wyoming Range and Uinta deer herds and the Carter Lease pronghorn herd throughout their crucial winter range. It was common to find up to 100 animals entangled in the fence each year.

“We had another excellent turnout this year and it was very satisfying to complete the removal of these nine miles of fence,” states KFO Outdoor Recreation Planner Wally Mierzejewski. “The Sears and Collins families provided another delicious barbeque lunch, which was much appreciated by all the hardworking volunteers.”

For more information, please contact Mierzejewski at 307-828-4508.



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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Kemmerer Field Office   312 Highway 189 North      Kemmerer, WY 83101  

Last updated: 08-15-2013