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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Casper Field Office
 
Release Date: 04/02/10
Contacts: Kathleen Lacko 307-261-7682    

BLM Casper Hosts Scoping Meeting on the Bates Hole Travel Management Plan


On April 15, 2010 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office is hosting a public scoping meeting on the Bates Hole Travel Management Plan.  The meeting is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Drive.

The plan will address off-highway vehicle use and the designation of roads and trails within the Bates Hole travel management area which is located 15 miles southwest of Casper and south of Wyoming Highway 220.

The scoping meeting is a starting point for the public to identify issues that BLM will address in the environmental assessment. Issues already identified include mitigating impacts to vegetation, sensitive soils, and wildlife habitats from off-road motorized use. The BLM recognizes the need to maintain valid and existing rights for minerals and rights-of way owners. In the past, the public had expressed the need for additional transportation routes and motorized and non-motorized recreational use.

BLM will accept public comments through May 17, 2010. Please address questions, comments, or concerns to the Casper Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Kathleen Lacko, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, Wyo., 82604; by facsimile (fax) to 307-261-7587; or send e-mail comments to the attention of Kathleen Lacko at casper_wymail@blm.gov. Please include “Bates Hole” in the subject line.  To make comments on the plan itself, please go to the Bates Hole Travel Management Plan on the internet.

For more information contact Kathleen Lacko at 307-261-7682.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 04-02-2010