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Teaching a child about geocachingGeocaching is a 21st century treasure hunting game played using the global positioning system (GPS). Users enjoy the freedom of accessing public lands while taking adventures to seek out caches all over the world. A cache may be a small waterproof box or simply an unmistakable landmark. The locations of physical and virtual caches are shared on the Internet, so visitors can search for the provided coordinates. After finding a cache, players may be expected to leave or replace items in the cache, to deliver items to another cache, or to take a self portrait to upload to a virtual album on the Internet.

Geocaching may become a management concern if it causes damage to the land, jeopardizes public health and safety, or conflicts with authorized uses in the area. If you are looking to establish a new cache, you can avoid these problems by contacting the local BLM office to request authorization. The BLM will be able to tell you if the proposed location is likely to interfere with vital ecosystems and habitats, damage archaeological sites, present hazards to people or wildlife, or conflict with other land uses.

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