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Lander Field Office and Nordic Group Prepare for Ski Season

Volunteers at Beaver Creek Nordic Ski Area.
Volunteers make improvements to the Omera Trail at a recent National Public Lands Day workday at the Beaver Creek Nordic Ski Area.

Volunteers from the Lander Nordic Ski Association (LNSA) and BLM staff improved the BLM loop trail at the Beaver Creek Nordic Ski Area south of Lander in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Twenty-three volunteers made improvements to the Omera Trail that will facilitate early season grooming efforts. The trail was re-routed to be closer to the trees and out of the wind scour zone. A number of the trails were walked and cleared of rocks. Fill material was spread, compacted and brushed to provide a consistent surface.

The BLM and the U.S. Forest Service contributed fill material and grass seed. "The hope is that grass will stabilize trails, prevent erosion and provide a better subsurface for grooming in low snow conditions," said LNSA volunteer Missy White.

BLM Lander Recreation Technician Brandon Thielke thanked all the volunteers for participating in this worthy project. "The improvements made on National Public Lands Day will result in a more enjoyable ski season," Thielke said.

Beaver Creek Nordic Ski Area was developed by skiing enthusiasts of LNSA and operates under a BLM and U.S. Forest Service Cooperative Agreement. Beaver Creek provides a groomed skiing opportunity for both classic and skate skiing. For more information about LNSA, visit their website at www.landernordic.org.

Last updated: 12-22-2010