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Lander Field Office
Release Date: 06/16/10
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

Opening of Shoshone Lake Road and Green Mountain Area Roads Delayed

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today that several roads that access public land in the Lander Field Office area will remain closed until June 21 due to continuing unseasonably wet spring conditions.

The Shoshone Lake Road will remain closed where the Baldwin Creek County Road crosses Baldwin Creek. The Fremont County Road and Bridge Department, which oversees this gate, has agreed to leave the gate closed at the request of the BLM.

Gates in the Green Mountain area will also remain closed. This includes the gates above the campgrounds on the Green Mountain Loop Road, the gate on the south end of Green Mountain near Hadsell Spring, and the gates accessing the Cooper and Willow creek areas.

These roads are closed on an annual basis for public safety and resource protection. The closures normally run from early December through the middle of June. However, approximately 20 inches of new snow recently covered roads that were already inundated with receding snow drifts. By keeping the roads closed for another week, the BLM can avoid costly repairs to damaged roadbeds resulting from travel on saturated roads. It is anticipated that the roads will open on June 21.

"I appreciate people being patient as they wait to access their favorite recreation areas," said Lander Field Manager Jim Cagney. For more information, please contact the Lander Field Office at 307-332-8400.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM'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. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Lander Field Office   1335 Main      Lander, WY 82520  

Last updated: 06-16-2010