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Release Date: 04/01/14
Contacts: 775-753-0386    
News Release No. ELKO 2014-024

Cedar Ridge Wilderness Study Area Sunset Hike

ELKO, Nev. – On March 15,  36 hikers traveled to Cedar Ridge Wilderness Study Area near Jiggs, Nevada to take part in a sunset hike on a warm winter day. Cedar Ridge is one of ten Wilderness Study Areas in Elko County.
This event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.  At the event, Nancy Taylor, U.S. Forest Service, and Zachary Pratt, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), discussed the Wilderness Act of 1964 and its purpose.   
Hikers were led along the high ridges where they enjoyed spectacular views of Hunting Valley, Jiggs, the Ruby’s, Diamond, Robinson, and Squaw Mountains in the Pinon range. The sun setting over Squaw Mountain and the moon rising over the Ruby Mountains was a huge hit with the hikers.
This was the first of several events planned to take place on BLM and Forest Services lands through the summer and fall in celebration of the of the Wilderness Act. 
For additional information about upcoming events, contact Zachary Pratt at 775.753.0212, Nancy Taylor at 775.752.1705 or Duane Jones at 775.738.3950.

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.

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Last updated: 04-17-2015