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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wind River-Bighorn Basin District
 
Release Date: 10/13/09
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith 307-347-5207    

BLM Hosts Open House for Bighorn Basin Resource Management Plan


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody and Worland Field Offices will host an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 4-7 p.m., at Big Horn Federal Savings Bank in Cody.

The open house will provide the public with an opportunity to meet the BLM managers and representatives of the cooperating agencies who are working together to develop a resource management plan (RMP) for public lands in the Bighorn Basin. Cooperating agencies include the State of Wyoming, county commissions, and conservation districts.

The BLM and the Cooperating agencies have been working together to develop the RMP Alternatives for the past year. Public input, provided at meetings held nearly a year ago and through written comments, has been integral to the process. To keep the public informed, the field office websites are updated regularly with reports and summaries produced throughout the RMP process.

Big Horn Federal Savings Bank is located at 1701 Stampede Avenue in Cody. For more information, please contact Ann Perkins (Cody) at 307-578-5900 or Caleb Hiner (Worland) at 307-347-5100. Visit the Cody and Worland websites for the most current RMP information: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Cody.html and www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Worland.html.



The BLM manages more land - 256 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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Wind River-Bighorn Basin District   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 10-13-2009