BLM seeks volunteers for National Public Lands Day event near Craig

CRAIG, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management in partnership with Routt County Riders invites volunteers to a National Public Lands Day (NPLD) event on Saturday, Sept. 25 to improve trail marking, reclaim a social trail, install a kiosk, and repair tread work on the trails at Cedar Mountain Special Recreation Management Area approximately 6 miles northwest of Craig. 

National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. With 8.3 million acres of BLM-managed public land in Colorado, volunteers are vital to accomplish many important projects.

Interested volunteers will need to register at Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the restroom trailhead facility within the Cedar Mountain Special Recreation Management Area Sept. 22. Work should be complete by 12:30 p.m. Participants should bring work gloves and wear boots, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt. Lunch will be provided.

Directions: Take U.S. 40 west to Moffat County Road 7 (MCR 7). Turn right on MRC 7 and head north for 1.7 miles; make a hard left when MCR 7 travels off the main route. Look for the sign that reads Cedar Mountain directing a left turn. Continue on MCR 7 for 3.7 miles north to the entrance of Cedar Mountain Special Recreation Management Area and make a right turn into the recreation area. The meeting site will be approximately 1/2 miles up the road by the restroom and trailhead facility.

NPLD is the nation's largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, this celebration brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country. NPLD is also a “Fee-Free Day” – entrance fees are waived at national parks and other public lands.

For more information, visit, or National Public Lands Day | Bureau of Land Management (


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.

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