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Discarded camper dumped on the public lands.

Discarded camper dumped on the public lands.

The "pie-pans."
The "pie-pans."

BLM Cody and Wyo-Ben Take Out the Trash

By Lisa Marks, Geologist, Cody Field Office 

Wyo-Ben, Inc. of Greybull recently assisted the Cody Field Office by removing garbage from public lands northwest of Sheep Mountain in the Bighorn Basin.

In early June, an old camper was dumped at a scenic overlook off Highway 310 in an area known for the “pie pans.” This beautifully eroded hogback ridge looks like a series of pie pans leaning against the side of the steeply dipping ridge.

When Wyo-Ben became aware of the dumping, the company quickly volunteered to remove the camper before it could deteriorate any further, creating a larger mess.

Illegal dumping on public lands is an ongoing and difficult challenge the BLM faces. Partnerships like this make a difference.

The BLM appreciates Wyo-Ben’s commendable efforts and dedication to keeping public lands clean.


 
Last updated: 08-12-2010