Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Four Bear Trail

CODY, Wyoming — The Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office will partner with the community at the Four Bear Trail on Saturday, Sept. 12, for a shared conservation stewardship project in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

Volunteers are invited to spend the day with BLM staff installing an equestrian/foot bridge, rerouting a portion of trail and removing barbed wire fence.

“This year’s event is unique because we’ll be installing a bridge built by the Shoshone Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen,” said BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Rick Tryder. “It should be a great day to make a valuable contribution to public lands as well as to enjoy the beauty of the Four Bear Trail and surrounding area.”

Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at the Four Bear Trail parking area, located 17 miles west of Cody on U.S. Highway 16. Turn right at the Four Bear Trailhead sign. Wear good work shoes or boots and bring work gloves, lunch 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, not sharing tools, and washing and sanitizing hands often.

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 Tryder at 307-578-5900 or rtryder@blm.gov. 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.

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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Rick Tryder
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