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High Desert District
Release Date: 05/13/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

Save the Dates for National Public Lands Day

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District is planning a variety of activities in August and September to celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD).

On Aug. 22, the Kemmerer Field Office will maintain trails, construct fencing around willows and remove an abandoned radio tower site in the Raymond Mountain WSA.

On Aug. 23, the Rock Springs Field Office will remove net wire fencing from the Crookston Ranch cultural site and replace it with wildlife friendly fencing.

On Sept. 6, the Pinedale Field Office will construct fencing around riparian areas, build a pedestrian bridge and prepare an area for vehicles, picnic tables and sun shelters at a day-use recreation site on the New Fork River.

Volunteers are needed to make any NPLD a success. For more information about an NPLD event near you, please contact your local BLM field office:

NPLD began in 1994 with 700 volunteers and three sites. In 2013, more than 175,000 volunteers worked at 2,237 sites in every state, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Volunteers collected an estimated 23,000 pounds of invasive plants, built and maintained an estimated 1,500 miles of trails, planted an estimated 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants, removed an estimated 500 tons of trash from trails and other places and contributed an estimated $18 million through volunteer services to improve public lands across the country. Seven federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations and state, regional and local governments participate in the annual day of learning about, serving, playing and working in our public lands.

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Tweet about your NPLD experience on Twitter with the hashtag #NPLD or @PublicLandsDay.

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 Desert District   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 06-30-2014