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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Desert District
 
Release Date: 04/24/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM's Kemmerer and Pinedale Field Offices Lift Winter Range Closures


The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Kemmerer and Pinedale field offices are notifying the public that the annual prohibition on motorized vehicles in big game winter ranges will end on May 1.

The following BLM-administered lands in the Kemmerer Field Office area will open:

  • The Slate Creek area south of Fontenelle Creek, west and north of Highway 189, and east of the crest of Slate Creek Ridge;
  • The Rock Creek area south of County Road 204 (Pine Creek Road), west of the crest of Dempsey Ridge, west of Fossil Butte National Monument, north and east of Highway 30; and
  • The Bridger Creek area south of Highway 30, west of Fossil Ridge, west of the Bear River Divide, north of the Uinta-Lincoln County line, and east of the Utah-Wyoming border and southeast of Highway 89.

The following BLM-administered lands in the Pinedale Field Office area will open:

  • The Ryegrass, Bench Corral, Deer Hills, Calpet and Miller Mountain winter ranges, including lands north of Fontenelle Creek, east of the U.S. Forest Service Boundary, west of Highway 189 and south of Horse Creek; and
  • The Mesa winter range, including lands east of County Road 110 (East Green River Road), north of County Road 136 (Paradise Valley Road), west of the New Fork River and south of State Highway 191.

Outdoor enthusiasts are reminded that motorized vehicle use on public land is limited to existing roads and two-track trails. Off-road, cross country travel by motorized means is prohibited. To learn more about responsible recreation activities on public lands, please visit www.treadlightly.org.

For more information, please contact Wally Mierzejewski in Kemmerer at 307-828-4508 or Rusty Kaiser in Pinedale at 307-367-5317.



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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High Desert District   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 04-24-2014