Out and About: Outdoors news of note

Statesman staffSeptember 26, 2013 

VOLUNTEERS

BLM has two projects for Public Lands Day

The Bureau of Land Management is inviting the public to celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, by working on projects at the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey Area (NCA) and at Little Jacks Creek Wilderness.

The Birds of Prey project is a 35-minute drive southwest of Boise at Swan Falls Dam, and the Little Jacks Creek Wilderness area is 60 miles south of Boise off the Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway.

Contact Barbara Forderhase for the Birds of Prey event at 384-3485 or Dave Draheim for the Little Jacks Creek Wilderness event at 384-3358.

DEER FLAT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Repair work set for Sept. 30 at Gotts Point

Contractors will regravel the area and work is expected to take two weeks. During construction, the public can still access Gotts Point by parking at the end of Greenhurst Road outside of the refuge and walking to the trail below the access road.

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