BLM plans National Public Lands Day event at Rob Jagger’s Campground


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Roswell Field Office

Media Contact:

Wendy Brown

LINCOLN, N.M. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Roswell Field Office is celebrating the 30th Annual National Public Lands Day by inviting volunteers to help plant native trees and shrubs at Rob Jagger’s Campground in Lincoln. BLM personnel will meet volunteers at 9 a.m., Sept. 9, at the campground and provide lunch around noon. Volunteers will receive t-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis.

“People taking time out of their busy lives to not only enjoy our public lands but to also improve them is a wonderful sign for the present and the future,” said Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area Manager Warren Kasper. “Because of the effort put into volunteering at Rob Jagger’s Campground, there will be native plants enhancing the campground for years to come.”

“Getting the public out onto their public lands for a day to give back and improve conditions is a win-win,” said BLM Roswell Field Office Manager Chuck Schmidt. “Having people volunteer alongside others who appreciate the great outdoors not only makes a great day, but it leaves a long-lasting benefit to our environment.”

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day, volunteer event for public lands. Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, the event brings thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country.

For more information about the events taking place in Roswell, please call 575-627-0272 or visit

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.