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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

National Public Lands Day: BLM Twin Falls to partner with Clif Bar Bakery to plant sagebrush

MEDIA ADVISORY 
DATE: Oct. 16, 2017
CONTACT: Heather Tiel-Nelson, 208-736-2352

National Public Lands Day: BLM Twin Falls to partner with Clif Bar Bakery to plant sagebrush

Area burned by last summer’s Mammoth fire to be rehabilitated

        TWIN FALLS, Idaho – In the spirit of National Public Lands Day where thousands of volunteers partner to restore America’s public lands, the Bureau of Land Management Twin Falls District and Clif Bar Baking Company of Twin Falls will partner Oct. 20 to plant sagebrush seedlings on approximately 1,000 acres that burned in last summer’s Mammoth fire. The planting is expected to begin by 9:30 a.m. just east of the entrance to Mammoth Cave, off Highway 75.

            Both the day and night shift team members (175) of the Bakery will participate in planting 10-20,000 Wyoming sagebrush seedlings in an effort to restore wildlife habitat.

         "This is a great opportunity to hasten the recovery of the land burned in the Mammoth Fire and enhance our area's natural environment," said BLM Twin Falls District Manager Mike Courtney.  "Those are goals that the BLM and the Clif Bar Company share."

            If members of the media are interested in covering the planting effort, please contact Heather Tiel-Nelson.