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Buffalo Field Office
Release Date: 08/26/11
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    

Weston Hills Recreation Area Temporary Road Closure

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Buffalo Field Office will temporarily close a road at the Weston Hills Recreation Area to protect vegetation and natural resources following recent wildfire suppression activities.

 Temporary road closure.
The road closure will affect motorized access for approximately 1.25 miles in T 54 N R 71 W Sections 15 and 22. Nonmotorized access will not be affected. Wyoming Game and Fish Department concurs with the closure.

The closure is being issued to protect vegetation and to allow rehabilitation of areas affected by wildfire suppression efforts. This temporary closure will not exceed one year from the implementation, but BLM personnel will continuously evaluate the area and will re-open the road earlier if conditions improve.

The Weston Hills Recreation Area consists of approximately 9,000 acres of BLM-administered lands adjoining the Thunder Basin National Grassland. The area is jointly managed with the USDA Forest Service. Weston Hills is located 25 miles northeast of Gillette, Wyo., and is accessible via State Highway 59 North.

For more information contact the BLM Buffalo Field Office at (307) 684-1100.

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.

Buffalo Field Office   1425 Fort Street      Buffalo, WY 82834  

Last updated: 08-26-2011