Bureau of Land Management

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Liliya Giroux, Jared Caing and Emma Patron, students with the Montana Conservation Corps, dig out part of “Hairnet Trail” at the Old Quarry Trails being developed a mile past the LAK Reservoir. The MCC signed a three-year contract to work on the trails, and the first crew of five workers came from June 8-14. See story on Page 11.

 
Between the Flying V and Serenity Trail, Weston County has offered well over 20 miles of trails for hikers and bikers to enjoy, but this summer there are even more trails available to the public.  Jeremy Dedic, the District 1 assistant district forester for the Wyoming State Forestry Division, has...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — The state of Wyoming is asking a federal panel to block a Bureau of Land Management purchase of Marton Ranch land in Natrona and Carbon counties.  On Friday afternoon, the office of Gov. Mark Gordon announced the legal move. It called BLM’s action “a massive acquisition of land.” ...
PINEDALE – A Wyoming production group submitted a protest to the Bureau of Land Management regarding oil and gas leases on the same day a coalition of environmental groups also petitioned the BLM for the same reason. While these petitions all centered on President Joe Biden’s administration’s plans...
PINEDALE — This year’s springtime planning meeting on May 25 for the Pinedale Anticline Project Area was the first in-person meeting among operators, officials and biologists, the third total since COVID shut down public gatherings.  The meeting took place at the Pinedale Field Office with...
CASPER — The Biden administration will resume oil and gas leasing on federal lands, the Department of the Interior said Friday.  Officials plan to issue final environmental assessments and notices Monday for a “significantly reformed” sale that address “deficiencies” in the existing federal oil and...
RAWLINS — Four bowhunters who pleaded not guilty to criminal trespass in a corner-crossing case in Carbon County are facing a new civil lawsuit and a potential new criminal charge, court files show. The owner of Elk Mountain Ranch filed a civil suit asking the Carbon County District Court to...
CASPER — Wyoming will not see a federal oil and gas lease sale in the first quarter of 2022. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) told producers last year that it would “offer 195 parcels totaling about 179,001 acres in an oil and gas lease sale in the first quarter of calendar year 2022,” in...
Wildlife Taskforce looks at improving access to land   By Alex Hargrave Buffalo Bulletin Via Wyoming News Exchange   BUFFALO — The Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce, commissioned to examine the state's wildlife policies, is exploring ways to improve access to public lands. As it stands, a few million...
Game and Fish wraps up three-year mule deer study   By Alex Hargrave Buffalo Bulletin Via Wyoming News Exchange   BUFFALO — Three years of work came to a ceremonious end the morning of Dec. 16 as Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials and other stakeholders captured and examined a collared mule...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Bureau of Land Management’s Newcastle Field Office will burn approximately 1,245 acres of slash piles in Weston County between now and April 2022, according to a press release from the BLM dated Dec. 7.  “Pile burning is contingent upon fuel moistures and weather...

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