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Release Date: 07/15/14
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 876-9008    

Volunteers needed for BLM and Colorado Mountain Club project at Castle Peak

SILT, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management and Colorado Mountain Club seek volunteers July 19-20 to help with a joint mapping project in the Castle Peak Wilderness Study Area north of Wolcott in Eagle County.

“Brush up on your GPS and mapping skills by participating in the third year of this fun stewardship project,” said Julie Mach, Conservation Manager for Colorado Mountain Club.

The Colorado Mountain Club will provide food, group camping gear, training and project leadership.  No experience is necessary, and the project is open to the public.  Pre-registration required at

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Last updated: 07-15-2014