Oregon-California Trails Association presents awards to Wyoming BLM archaeologists
by Bureau of Land Management
August 19, 2011
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming archaeologists were awarded the Oregon-California Trails Associationís (OCTA) highest honor for non-members, the Distinguished Service Award, at its national convention in Rock Springs, Wyoming on August 10, 2011.
Archaeologists Lynn Harrell, Kemmerer Field Office; Sam Drucker and Dave Crowley, Pinedale Field Office; and Craig Bromley, Lander Field Office, were recognized for their outstanding service related to the preservation of national historic trails. Crowley was further recognized for his work on the preservation of the Lander Road which included the development of a mitigation agreement that resulted in the acquisition of the New Fork River crossing site in Sublette County, Wyoming.
In response to receiving the award, Crowley stated, "Itís a representation of all the hard work being done by archaeologists around the state and Iím honored."
Drucker added, "We usually operate behind the scenes, so itís gratifying when our work is recognized."
Wyoming contains the longest and most intact segments of the National Historic Trails System in the nation. "Protecting the trails and their historic settings on public lands where multiple uses occur takes dedication and ingenuity," said Lander Field Manager Rick Vander Voet. "The BLM is proud of the tireless work of these individuals."