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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Trails Center
 
Release Date: 01/23/13
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    
  307-261-7603    

Trails Center Presents Demonstration, "The Art of Basket Weaving"


Basket weaving is a process of weaving natural fibers into a simple and functional basket and has been around for thousands of years.

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) volunteer Jean Smart will demonstrate the beautiful art of basket weaving on Saturday, Feb. 2, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. The demonstration is free and open to everyone.

For more information about the demonstration, contact Jason Vlcan at the NHTIC, (307) 261-7783.

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 winter hours, and is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 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. 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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Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 01-23-2013