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Public Lands Day

Volunteer on Public Lands Day

BLM Bishop Field Office Invites the Public to Celebrate National Public Lands Day

Bishop, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office will host three National Public Lands Day events this year. They are:

* Alabama Hills Trail Construction, Saturday, Sept. 26:  The Alabama Hills Stewardship Group and Bishop Field Office invite you to join in a morning of trail construction in the Alabama Hills. Participants should meet at 8 a.m. at the junction of Movie Road and Whitney Portal Road for a volunteer orientation and to car pool to the project site off Whitney Portal Road. Volunteers are invited to enjoy a barbecue at the Lone Pine City Park after the project work. For further information, contact Becky Hutto, BLM park ranger, at (760) 872-5008 or Doug Thompson, Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, at (760) 937­2257.

*Tungsten Hills Trail Maintenance, Saturday, Sept. 26:  Sierra Responsible Riders and the Bishop Field Office invite you to join in a morning of single-track trail maintenance in the Tungsten Hills. Participants should meet at the Tungsten City Road and Ed Powers Road at 9 a.m.  BLM will provide water and snacks. Participants should bring gloves, hat and sunscreen. For further information, contact Richard Williams, BLM recreation planner, at (760) 872-5033.

*Bitterbrush Planting in Indian Fire burned area, Saturday, Oct. 3:  For the third year in a row, the Bishop Field Office invites volunteers to join in a morning of bitterbrush planting located off Highway 120 in the Indian Fire area. This project will help to restore native plants to the area that was burned in 2012, thereby improving habitat for birds and other wildlife.  Participants should meet at 9:30 a.m. at the junction of highways 395 120. Participants should bring their own water and food. For further information contact Martin Oliver, BLM botanist, at (760) 872-5035.

Volunteers for all events should wear sturdy shoes or boots, long pants, a hat and gloves. Sunscreen is also strongly recommended. Tools will be provided.

For more information, contact the Bishop Field Office at (760) 872-5000.

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