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Release Date: 01/18/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    

Trails Center Announces Temporary Closures

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) has announced it will be closed to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 24, and Wednesday, Jan. 25 for electronic upgrades.

The National Historic Trails Center Foundation is installing electronic upgrades to the gallery and theater exhibits. Upgrades will be performed by Boston Productions, Inc., and will include replacing DVD players with solid state components, reprogramming computer programs that control the exhibits, and other detailed upgrade tasks.

The Center will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 26. Visitors should note that some interpretive galleries might have limited access the rest of the week as the upgrade work will continue through Saturday.

The improvements, funded entirely by the Trails Center Foundation, will provide visitors with an enhanced and more enjoyable experience in learning about the nationally designated historic trails that passed through the Casper region. For more information, call (307) 261-7780.

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, WY.

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.

Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 01-18-2012