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May 10, 2006
Contact: Andrew Tkach

A River Runs Through It

Eggert Nature Tract.

The Wyoming Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office will dedicate a 192-acre public nature tract along the Bighorn River on Friday, May 26. The BLM purchased this land for public use under the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1964.

Since 1905, the land has been owned by the family of Elizabeth B. Eggert, for whom the nature tract is named. The objectives for the nature tract are to protect and enhance upland and riparian habitat, provide vegetation management and, with availability of resources, provide better public access to the Bighorn River, including an improved road, parking area and boat ramp.

The dedication ceremony marks the culmination of a process that began in February 2000, which included extensive environmental assessment, land appraisal, and public input.

The dedication is open to the public and will take place at 1 p.m. at the nature tract, located off Highway 20, approximately 14 miles south of Worland near the Washakie/Hot Springs County line. The entrance will be signed. In the event of rain, the dedication will be relocated to the Public Room at the BLM Worland Field Office, 101 S. 23rd St.

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Last updated: 05-13-2008