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Linking Gateway Communities to Public Recreation Resources

By: Ellen Eubanks, Landscape Architect

Background

This 2012 project was submitted by Zachary Pratt of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Elko District, Tuscarora Field Office. Pratt's idea was to create a way to share with visitors additional, local recreational opportunities within a gateway community (a pass through community to Federal land).

Where To Find Local Recreation Resources on the Forest Service Web Site

To share local recreation information on the Forest Service Web site, navigate to the forest on the WWW. Locate "Related Links" on the right hand side of the page. Here the forest or district content manager (Web) can add additional links. Please be aware that there are restrictions on adding additional links. One can only link to Web sites of:

  • Formal partners
  • Municipalities
  • Chambers of commerce

There can be no links to individual businesses or parties that are not formal partners.

Besides community's activities, "Related Links" can show current forest information, such as which campgrounds have camp sites available, when and where the evening campfire talks are scheduled, storm warnings, and so on. Posts also can be in a foreign language. (Be sure to use a professional translator.)

In 2014, the Bureau of Land Management's Web pages will have a heading under which to list local activities as long as they adhere to the restrictions listed above.