Lander Trail/ New Fork River Historical Park Development on the New Fork Historical Park continued in 2012 thanks to many, many organizations, individuals and volunteers.Through a private donation by an Anonymous Donor, another 22 acres that was connected and parallel to the property, was acquired, making the area a full 104-acre park.
The Sublette County Road and Bridge, through the generosity of the SC Commissioners, donated time and equipment, relocated the main entrance, built a parking lot and the footprint of an ADA walking path, which will be completed this spring.The National Park Service continued site and interpretative signs planning, as well as a second field season of archaeology work by Cannon USU Archaeological Services. This was due in part by a generous grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund. Forty 40 volunteers, donating over 500 hours of service, completing many tasks during a week-long session in late September. Ena Olsen and family allowed the crews to cross her private ground and river to the east side of the old island where more surveys took place. Bill Wadsworth and Sam Drucker helped clear out several hazardous trees to develop trail pathways.