WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bureau of Land Management, in conjuction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, has set several days in 2012 as fee-free days.

It will waive recreation-related fees for visitors on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend (Jan. 14-16), Get Outdoors Day (June 9), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 29), and Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 10-12).

These fee-free days also apply to areas managed within the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System.

"While the BLM serves as the steward of America's public lands, we can't do our job alone," said BLM Director Bob Abbey. "Waiving fees a few days out of the year may help some people, who might otherwise not have the opportunity, to experience their public lands and develop a passion for them as others have."

Other fees, such as overnight camping, cabin rentals, and group day use, will remain in effect. More details about fee-free days and activities on BLM-managed public lands are available at www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/Recreation/BLM_Fee_Free_Days.html.