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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 12/23/10
Contacts: Serena Baker    
  307-212-0197    

Medicine Bow Conservation District Receives Appreciation Certificate


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) and the Public Lands Foundation (PLF) honor the Medicine Bow Conservation District (MBCD) with the Landscape Stewardship Certificate of Appreciation 2010.

BLM Rawlins Field Office & the Public Lands Foundation award the Medicine Bow Conservation District with the 2010 Landscape Stewardship Certificate of Appreciation. Front Row (L-R): Larry Komch, PLF; Todd Heward, MBCD; Mike Murry, BLM. Back Row (L-R): Sarah Babbitt, Ralph Brokaw, Owen Williams, John Johnson, and Ken Besel, all with the MBCD.
BLM Rawlins Field Office & the Public Lands Foundation award the Medicine Bow Conservation District with the 2010 Landscape Stewardship Certificate of Appreciation. Front Row (L-R): Larry Komch, PLF; Todd Heward, MBCD; Mike Murry, BLM. Back Row (L-R): Sarah Babbitt, Ralph Brokaw, Owen Williams, John Johnson, and Ken Besel, all with the MBCD.
The Landscape Stewardship Certificate of Appreciation recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations dedicated to advance, and sustain community-based stewardship on landscapes, including public lands administered by the BLM.

According to RFO Rangeland Management Specialist Mike Murry, who nominated the conservation district, MBCD and Manager Todd Heward play a significant role in BLM mitigation measures, including range improvement construction projects, and livestock management alterations. MBCD is credited with applying these resource solutions on a landscape scale to their district area of more than 1.5 million acres through their role as liaison between grazing operators and the BLM. MBCD also works with Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) sponsoring field tours and range management training sessions, as well as enhancing sage-grouse habitat. MBCD shares the Certificate of Appreciation with Friends of the Campbell Creek Science Center’s President Joette Storm, and The Peregrine Fund.

The PLF is a non-profit, educational and scientific advocacy group dedicated to the proper use, protection, and professional management of federal lands.

WLCI is a long-term science-based effort to assess and enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitats at a landscape scale in southwest Wyoming, while facilitating responsible development of the region’s valuable energy resources. It is comprised of an interagency working group of partners.



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: 12-23-2010