BLM, partners welcome volunteers for National Public Lands Day project near Alturas


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Applegate Field Office

Media Contact:

Applegate FO Wildflower Bloom.

ALTURAS, Calif., — The Bureau of Land Management welcomes volunteers to participate in a National Public Lands Day clean up project at Barnes Grade, a popular public land recreation area in Modoc County.  The project will be held, Sunday, Sept. 25, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Barnes Grade, about five miles west of Alturas.

Participants in the family friendly event will work in several areas to clean up the site. They can also enjoy horse packing demonstrations by the Back Country Horsemen of California, and a demonstration of crosscut saw use by a Forest Service wilderness crew. Organizers will also provide a lunch and drawing for prizes.

Participants should meet at the site at 9 a.m., wear long pants, sturdy work boots and gloves. Tools will be provided. To reach the site, travel west from Alturas on State Route 299 about three miles to the junction with Crowder Flat Road. Turn right and continue about a mile-and-a-half to the Barnes Grade site.

The event is being organized by the BLM Applegate Field Office and Modoc National Forest in partnership with the Back Country Horsemen of California, Cal Fire and the Alturas Sunrise Rotary Club.

Organized by the National Environmental Education Foundation, National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer public lands improvement event in the nation. Events involve hundreds of thousands of volunteers nationwide who help clean up and restore public lands and recreation sites.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.