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High Plains District Office
Release Date: 09/22/11
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    

Fee-Free Day at
Trails Center and Muddy Mountain on Sept. 24

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will waive recreation-related fees for visitors on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, for National Public Lands Day (NPLD).

BLM encourages the public to visit the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) and Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area (EEA) located in Casper, Wyo. on Saturday. Fees will be waived for the day in celebration of NPLD.

NPLD is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. In 2010, 150,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, removed trash and invasive plants, planted trees and restored our water resources.

The 1,260-acre Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area is a popular recreation area south of Casper. The nature trail has 28 interpretive signs and is handicap accessible. Two overlooks on the trail provide a unique view of the valley below.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on winter hours, and is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.

High Plains District Office   2987 Prospector Drive      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 09-22-2011