March 5, 2009
Worland BLM Reviews Grazing Allotments
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office will be reviewing several grazing allotments during the next few months to determine if the Wyoming Standards for Healthy Rangelands and Guidelines for Livestock Management are being met.
The Department of the Interior's final rule for grazing administration became effective in 1995 and the standards and guidelines are used to improve and/or maintain the health of all BLM-administered public lands. The four fundamentals of rangeland health outlined in the grazing regulations are (1) watersheds are functioning properly; (2) water, nutrients, and energy are cycling properly; (3) water quality meets state standards and (4) habitat for special status species is protected.
The following allotments in Big Horn, Hot Springs and Washakie Counties will be reviewed this year: Blue Creek, Bridges, Box Canyon, Cedar Ridge, Cottonwood Creek, Dry Tensleep, East Allotment, Freeman Draw, Hillberry Rim, Lower Brokenback, Lower Nowood, O’Brien Camp, Oilfield, Parker, Red Springs Rock Butte, South Gooseberry, Tensleep, Upper Brokenback and West Allotment.
Anyone wishing to participate in the review must submit a letter or email of interest to the BLM-Worland Field Office, P.O. Box 119, Worland, WY, 82401; firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call 307-347-5100.
The BLM manages more land – 258 million acres – than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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