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April 14, 2008

Contact:
   Lesley A. Collins
   307-261-7603

Casper BLM Reviews Grazing Allotments

Within the next few months, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office will be reviewing several grazing allotments to determine if they meet Wyoming Standards for Healthy Rangelands and Guidelines for Livestock Management.

These standards and guidelines were approved in 1997 by the Secretary of the Interior and are used to improve/and or maintain the health of all BLM-administered public lands.

Wyoming standards and guidelines ensure that watersheds are functioning properly; water, nutrients, and energy are cycling properly; and water species are protected along with habitats for endangered or threatened species.

The following allotments in Natrona County will be reviewed this year: Corral Creek, Haughton, Pitch Pine, Muddy Mountain, Muddy Mountain 2, Sheep Creek, Smith Creek, Seven L, Ormsby, McKenzie Draw, Sand Hills, and Smoky Gap.

Anyone wishing to participate in the review must submit a letter or email of interest to the Casper Field Office; 2987 Prospector Drive; Casper WY, 82604; casper_wymail@blm.gov. For more information call Joe Meyer at 307-261-7600.

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