U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Taking the Path Less Traveled: The NHTIC Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the National Landscape Conservation System with a Guided Hike and Special Program
By Alex Rose & Jason Vlcan, Visitor Information Assistants, NHTIC & Lesley Collins, Public Affairs Specialist, High Plains District Office
Over 40 people showed up to help the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Center (NHTIC) celebrated the 10th anniversary of the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). Festivities included a guided hike at Independence Rock and a special afternoon program at the NHTIC.
The BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System contains some of the West’s most spectacular landscapes. The NLCS includes wilderness areas, conservation areas, wilderness study areas, 16 national monuments and thousands of miles of scenic and national historic trails.
“These are places that spark the imagination,” said Trails Center Director Mike Abel. “Their spacious beauty has drawn people to the West for generations. The NLCS sustains for the future, and for everyone, these remarkable landscapes of the American people.”
The Trails Center celebrated the anniversary with the following activities:
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 summer hours and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
|Last updated: 08-17-2010|
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