BLM Worland hosts two National Public Lands Day events
WORLAND, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office will partner with the community twice in September to celebrate National Public Lands Day. This year—the BLM’s 75th anniversary—we invite everyone to give back to public lands by participating in one of these shared conservation and restoration projects.
September 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Eggert Tract River Access Project: Improve wildlife habitat and public river access by removing weeds, re-seeding with native plants, rehabilitating disturbed areas, and installing a picnic table and signs. This project is co-sponsored with Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. Meet at the Eggert Tract River Access, 3 miles south of Winchester off U.S. Highway 20.
September 25, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Brokenback Seed Attack Restoration Project: Restore public land affected by June’s Brokenback Creek Fire by preparing and spreading seed mixes on fire retention lines. Meet at the intersection of the Ten Sleep–Hyattville Road and County Road 78, 5 miles north of Ten Sleep. The group will also discuss wildfire behavior and prevention, and rehabilitation and restoration practices for landscape recovery from wildfires.
“These projects will be a great way to make valuable contributions to public lands,” said BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Gabby Lukins. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the BLM’s 75th anniversary than by spending the day outdoors and partnering with members of our community.”
All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and free entrance coupon to any national park or other federal fee area.
For both projects, participants should wear good work shoes or boots and bring work gloves, lunch/snacks and water. To mitigate risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19, the group will take preventative measures like working in small teams, social distancing and not sharing tools.
Established in 1994 and typically held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country.
For more information, contact Lukins at 307-347-5150 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about NPLD visit https://www.neefusa.org/npld. Use the hashtag #NPLD or @PublicLandsDay when posting about your NPLD experience on social media.
This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.