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Cody Field Office
Release Date: 12/10/09
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith 307-347-5207    

Cody BLM Seasonal Closures Protect Wildlife Habitat

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody Field Office reminds the public of seasonal winter closures in the Bald Ridge, Carter Mountain, Little Mountain and Twin Creek Trail areas to protect wildlife on crucial winter ranges.

The following BLM-administered lands are included in the seasonal closures:

  • Bald Ridge: closed Dec. 15 to April 30 to all use including hunting and trapping. The Hogan and Luce Campground and the Hogan and Luce Reservoirs are still open to camping and fishing.
  • Carter Mountain: closed Nov. 15 to June 15 to all motorized travel. The area remains open to foot and horseback travel.
  • Little Mountain: closed Dec. 1 to April 30 to all motorized travel in the high country. The area remains open to foot and horseback travel. Signs and maps are posted at key locations to assist the public. The Little Mountain Travel Management Map can be downloaded at
  • Twin Creek Trail: closed Jan. 1 to April 30 to all use where the trail passes through private land.

For more information, or for maps of the seasonally closed areas, please contact BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Shirley Bye-Jech at 307-578-5900, or stop by the Cody Field Office at 1002 Blackburn Avenue.

The BLM manages more land - 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

Cody Field Office   1002 Blackburn Avenue      Cody, WY 82414  

Last updated: 12-10-2009