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Kemmerer Field Office
Release Date: 03/28/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

BLM Kemmerer Invites Public on Snowshoeing Tour of Raymond Mountain Wilderness Study Area

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office invites the public on a snowshoeing tour of the Raymond Mountain Wilderness Study Area (WSA) on April 18 to enjoy the unique geologic formations of Raymond Canyon and learn about the WSA concept with Outdoor Recreation Planner Wally Mierzejewski.

The tour will start at 10 a.m. from the Raymond Canyon parking area and take a minimum of two hours. Four to six miles, depending on plowed access, will be traversed over mostly flat but occasionally steeper terrain. Participants are advised to wear winter clothing and bring snowshoes, sunscreen, a snack and water. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

This year is the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act which defined wilderness “…as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” The act initially protected 9.1 million acres of public land; today, the U.S. has 758 wilderness areas covering almost 110 million acres of which the BLM is responsible for 221 wilderness areas encompassing 8.7 million acres.

To get to the parking area from Cokeville, Wyo., travel northwest on Highway 30 to Border Junction, turn north on Highway 89 for four miles, then turn right on Raymond Canyon Rd. and travel one mile. For more information or for a map to the WSA, please contact the Kemmerer Field Office at 307-828-4500 or 312 Highway 189 N., Kemmerer, Wyo.

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: 03-28-2014