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Smokey throwing the first pitch.

Smokey Bear Night at Casper Ghosts Game

On July 30, the BLM Casper Field Office partnered with the Casper Ghosts minor league baseball team to provide a Smokey Bear educational event at the game.   [more...]


Award.

High Plains District Honored for 2010 Outstanding Indoor Exhibit Award

The BLM Casper Field Office (CFO) was awarded the 2010 Wyoming Hunting and Fishing Heritage Expo Outstanding Indoor Exhibit Award sponsored by the Wyoming Wildlife Federation.   [more...]


Volunteers working on trail.

Lander Field Office and Cycling Group Improve Popular Trail

Volunteers from Lander Cycling and Lander Field Office staff partnered to re-route and improve the Johnny Behind the Rocks Trail south of Lander, Wyo., during a recent workday. Twenty-six volunteers re-routed a ¼ mile section of the trail to provide better ....   [more...]


Volunteers working at the Beaver Creek Nordic Ski Area.

Lander Field Office and Nordic Group Prepare for Ski Season

Volunteers from the Lander Nordic Ski Association (LNSA) and BLM staff improved the BLM loop trail at the Beaver Creek Nordic Ski Area south of Lander in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Twenty-three volunteers made improvements to the Omera Trail that will facilitate early season grooming efforts. The trail was re-routed to be closer to the trees and out of the wind scour zone. A number of the trails were walked and cleared of rocks. Fill material ...   [more...]


Mesa Mule Deer Winter Habitat Improvement Project

The northern end of the Pinedale Anticline known as the Mesa has been well documented relative to its importance for approximately 3,000 to 5,000 wintering mule deer from the Sublette Mule Deer Herd.   [more...]


A Partnership in Education and Interpretation

Two of the BLM’s premier educational centers – the Anasazi Heritage Center in Colorado, and the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Wyoming – exchanged temporary exhibits that focused on the conservation of BLM lands. Both exhibits are currently on display, and will be showcased through December, 2010.   [more...]


Playing marbles.

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center "Brought History to Life" with a Reenactment of Frontier History

Children laughed as they played traditional pioneer games. Nearby, a Pony Express rider galloped through the sage. The smell of fried chicken, cooked in traditional Dutch ovens, permeated the air.    [more...]


Volunteers recording rock art.

Middle Fork Site Recording I—BLM BFO 2010 Passport in Time Project

Eight volunteers from five states came to Outlaw Campground on July 11, 2010, to participate in the Buffalo Field Office's (BFO) first Passport in Time (PIT).   [more...]


Installing posts for fence.

Partnership Protects Petroglyphs

The Cody Field Office recently partnered with Marathon Oil Company to protect a petroglyph site in the Oregon Basin near Cody. The Oregon Basin petroglyph site has been subject to vandalism for many years. In 2008, the BLM initiated the Wyoming Site Stewardship Program with the State Historic Preservation Office to ...   [more...]


Workday in the Red Lake area.

Cody Field Office and Volunteers Clean-Up Red Lake

Local volunteers, Marathon Oil and BLM staff cleaned-up both public and private land in the Red Lake area south of Cody on Sept. 18 during a workday to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Approximately 50 volunteers from the Cody area, including 20 members of the Yellowstone Quake hockey team, picked up trash that had been ...  [more...]


Installing a new gate piece.

Spelunkers Protect Hibernating Bats

The Cody Field Office and a group of caving enthusiasts worked together to protect a colony of hibernating bats in a cave near Lovell, Wyo. Spence Cave, used as a hibernation and summer roost site by Townsend's big-eared, big brown and little brown bats, has been subject to habitat disturbances for many years. Bonfires ...   [more...]


Halloween.

Trick-or-Treaters Visit Buffalo Field Office

Little ghosts and goblins haunted the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office (BFO) this Halloween.   [more...]


BLM & volunteers collect information on antelope trap site
in southwest Wyoming

On September 18, the Kemmerer Field Office and 35 volunteers from the Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists, Central Wyoming College and the Ute Tribe conducted an intensive on-the-ground inventory of the Bridger Antelope Trap site about 25 miles south of Kemmerer. About a dozen projectile points and fragments ...   [more...]


Warren Bridge enhancements.

Warren Bridge Projects Completed

With funding of $250,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Warren Bridge Public Access Area upgrade project in Sublette County included cottonwood reforestation along the Green River with some exclosure fencing, eight miles of trail construction along the river corridor and a cultural inventory.   [more...]


Volunteers from the Big Horn Basin Adolescent Program.

Involving Community in Public Land Improvements is a 
Priority for Worland Ranger

When he’s not enforcing off highway vehicle (OHV) regulations or checking backcountry BLM roads, Law Enforcement Ranger Aaron Kania can often be found working with the local community to improve public lands during the summer months. This year alone, Kania organized several cleanups and two road rehabilitation projects ...   [more...]