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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Buffalo Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/30/13
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    
  307-261-7603    

BLM Buffalo Field Office Audubon Rockies Host BioBlitz at Mosier Gulch


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office is teaming up with the Audubon Society (Audubon Rockies) to host a BioBlitz on June 15 and 16 at the Mosier Gulch Recreation Area.

Audubon’s "Bio Blitz" is an event in which teams of community members, natural resource professionals, scientists, teachers, volunteers, environmental educators, and families join forces to find, identify, and learn about as many local plant, insect and animal species as possible. The program is open to the public and there are no associated fees.

The BioBlitz will enable interested members of the public to participate in hands-on research in a variety of ecosystems while working closely with scientists and researchers who are at the top of their respective fields.  The event will include presence/absence monitoring of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, plants, bats, and birds along Clear Creek.

The BioBlitz is especially targeted at educators as Audubon's Community Naturalists will host a closing forum to help teachers bring the collected information into the classroom and dictate it in a way that is best absorbed by their students. Two Professional Teaching Standards Boards (PTSB) Credits are also available.

Mosier Gulch is a BLM-administered recreation site located 5 miles west of Buffalo, Wyo. at the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. The ponderosa pine ecosystem, rushing water of Clear Creek, and the City of Buffalo’s Clear Creek trail system make Mosier Gulch canyon a popular hiking, fishing and picnic area.

Additional information and a schedule is available at http://rockies.audubon.org/bioblitz.  To RSVP, please contact Alison Holloran of the Audubon Society directly at (307) 760-9105 or aholloran@audubon.org.  The BLM liaison, Allison Barnes, may also be reached at (307) 684-1116. 



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: 05-30-2013