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SHERIDAN — A new study by University of Wyoming researchers has found that for every dollar lost in the ranching industry, there is a $1.55 loss in secondary economic activity.  “On a statewide basis, for every dollar decrease in direct ranch sales related to livestock raising, that causes a $2.55...
PINEDALE —Wyoming’s water – whether it runs too high, too low or not at all – seems to be the single most important statewide topic of the season.  With irrigation shut down for autumn, livestock returning to home ranches or new and larger ponds setting a serene landscape, Wyoming’s focus on water...
DOUGLAS (WNE) — Six hundred eighty-three acres have burned six miles southwest of Esterbrook as of Tuesday, and the fire remained 0% contained, although Forest Service fire crews are on the scene battling the blaze.  Esterbrook is a very small town located south of Douglas. The Monday Creek Fire...
Feds to reconsider two elk feedgrounds following CWD discoveries   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   Following recent discoveries of Chronic Wasting Disease in feedground-supported elk herds, the U.S. Forest Service will conduct a detailed environmental review that could decide the fate of...
EPA backs Bighorn Forest’s plan for aerial herbicide spraying   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   Aerial spraying of chemicals — including one banned in Europe —  to kill sagebrush and invasive plants appears to be “the most-reasonable option” for the Bighorn National Forest to meet range and...
Sublette County elk feeding program in doubt   By Joy Ufford Sublette Examiner  Via Wyoming News Exchange   PINEDALE — Feeding tons of hay to wild elk wintering around the Dell Creek feedground in Bondurant – to keep them out of privately owned haystacks – might not happen this year due to a Sept....
Gordon issues rule to increase fuel supply   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon issued an executive order on Tuesday that allows the Wyoming Department of Transportation to deliver additional gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel through Aug. 20...
Medicine Bow fire grows to 14,600 acres   By The Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — The Mullen Fire increased in size to 14,653 acres and is now taking aim at the Platte River Wilderness with activity picking up as of Wednesday evening. According to the U.S. Forest Service’s...
Christmas Tree tags will be available Nov. 12 to Dec. 24 at Forest Service offices in western South Dakota and northeast Wyoming. The Black Hills National Forest is also excited to continue the 4th Grade Free Christmas Tree Program again this holiday season. Fourth-graders are eligible for a free ...
Media Contact: Scott Jacobson (605) 440-1409 scott.j.jacobson@usda.gov     Seasonally Closed Roads and Motorized Trails to Open   Custer, SD, June 6, 2019 – Black Hills National Forest Officials announced today that the seasonally closed roads that were scheduled to open on May 15 and the motorized...

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