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Buffalo Field Office
Release Date: 09/08/11
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    

BLM BFO Hosts National Public Lands Day Event

The BLM Buffalo Field Office will host an annual National Public Lands Day event at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Dry Creek Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area.

Projects for the day include light trail maintenance, weed removal, placing gravel under the picnic shelter, and installation of an informational kiosk. Please bring water, comfortable clothing, and gloves. Light snacks will be provided. Volunteer work should conclude by noon.

The Dry Creek Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area is located about 13 miles east of Buffalo, Wyo.

The site offers visitors an opportunity to discover the history of the northeastern Wyoming landscape. About 60 million years ago these red sage hills and sagebrush country were a jungle-like swamp with towering Metasequoia trees. A 0.8 mile interpretive loop trail winds its way through portions of remnant petrified trees.

To access the area, take Interstate 90 east from Buffalo approximately seven miles to the Red Hills/Tipperary Road (Exit 65). Cross under the interstate and head northeast on Tipperary Road for 6 miles to the Petrified Tree access road, directly across the road from a ranch house. This two-track will cross a cattle guard and continue about 0.6 miles to the parking area.

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: 09-08-2011