U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
|Release Date: 12/02/13|
BLM Pinedale Closes Big Game Winter Ranges
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) is notifying the public that BLM-administered big game winter ranges will be closed to all motorized vehicle travel (e.g., snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, pickups, sport utility vehicles) from Jan. 1 through Apr. 30.
Use of these areas by non-motorized means (e.g., walking, horseback, cross-country skiing, mountain biking) is still allowed. Highways, county, and oil and gas roads are not affected unless posted otherwise. Motorized vehicle use on public land the remainder of the year is limited to existing roads and two-track trails.
This annual closure has been in effect since 2008 and is necessary to protect elk, moose, pronghorn and mule deer from disruptive human activities which, during the difficult winter months, can increase the mortality rate for these animals.
The following BLM-administered lands are included in this closure:
Exceptions to this closure include:
Signs will be posted at key locations going into the closed areas. A map is available at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Pinedale/recreation/closures.html.
For more information, please contact Rusty Kaiser at 307-367-5317 or visit the PFO at 1625 W. Pine St., Pinedale, 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. 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.
Pinedale Field Office 1625 West Pine Street Pinedale, WY 82941
|Last updated: 12-02-2013|
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