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Kemmerer Field Office
Release Date: 10/06/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

BLM Urges Caution on Roads

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office (KFO) is urging the public to use caution on roads crossing public land.

A recent incident south of Underwood Canyon Road, 20 miles northwest of Kemmerer, involved a vehicle sliding down a hill into a gully because the two-track had washed out several years ago.

“The winter snowpack and spring runoff can change road conditions dramatically from year to year,” states KFO Outdoor Recreation Planner, Wally Mierzejewski. He adds, “Be aware of your surroundings, proceed cautiously and turn around if in doubt about a road’s stability or safety.”

As a reminder, motorized vehicle use on public land is limited to existing roads and two-tracks. Off-road, cross country travel by motorized means is not allowed.

For more information, please contact Mierzejewski at 307-828-4508.

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.

Kemmerer Field Office   312 Highway 189 North      Kemmerer WY 83101  

Last updated: 10-06-2011