BLM Pinedale and Rawlins Seeks Volunteers for Bald Eagle Survey

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management Pinedale and Rawlins Field Offices are seeking volunteers to assist with a national mid-winter bald eagle survey on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

Volunteers should call the Pinedale or Rawlins BLM Field Office by Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 to be assigned survey routes along public roads in Sublette County, Sweetwater County, or Carbon County, Wyoming, and receive instructions on survey methods and eagle identification.  Two-person observation teams are needed so that one person can safely drive while the other observes and documents eagles.

Since 1979, federal and state agencies as well as volunteers from the public have counted bald eagles throughout the U.S. every January.  By monitoring and estimating national and regional count trends, an index of the total winter bald eagle population in the lower 48 states has been established.

For more information on the Pinedale Field Office surveys, please contact Theresa Gulbrandson at 307-367-5359.

For more information on the Rawlins Field Office surveys, please contact Mary Read at 307-328-4255. 

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.

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