BLM Lander reminds public of seasonal closures
LANDER, Wyo. – With winter fast approaching, the Bureau of Land Management reminds public land users of annual motorized travel restrictions in the Lander Field Office area.
The following areas will close to seasonal motorized vehicle travel in order to protect critical wildlife wintering and parturition habitats, as well as roadbeds and erodible soils:
- Red Canyon Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC): December 1-June 15
- Green Mountain ACEC, including Green Mountain Campground and Loop Road: December 1-June 15
- Lander Slope ACEC, including Shoshone Lake Road (which closed November 25): December 1-June 15
- East Fork ACEC: December 16-May 15
The BLM is committed to facilitating access to public lands and keeping the lands healthy and productive. All seasonal and year-round vehicle and access restrictions are available at https://go.usa.gov/x7HfN.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.