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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Kemmerer Field Office
 
Release Date: 04/20/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

Public Input Sought on
Slate Creek Allotment Management Plan and Dempsey-Rock Creek Travel Management Plan


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office (KFO) will host a scoping meeting for the Slate Creek Allotment Management Plan (AMP) and informational open house for the Dempsey-Rock Creek Travel Management Plan (TMP) on May 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Best Western Fossil Country Inn, 760 Hwy. 189/30 in Kemmerer, Wyo.

The 260,000 acre Slate Creek allotment northeast of Kemmerer is currently used by 10 ranchers for cattle and sheep grazing from April through November of each year. The AMP will determine the how, when and where of future livestock use balanced with various resource uses such as oil and gas development, wildlife habitat, hunting and other outdoor activities.

The Dempsey-Rock Creek area encompasses approximately 125,000 acres 10 miles northwest of Kemmerer. An estimated 1,100 miles of trails and roads currently intersect the area and new ones are regularly being created. A TMP will help manage the impacts of these existing and potential trails and roads to all public land resources and adjacent private land owners.

This is an opportunity for the public to learn about the qualities which make both areas unique assets to southwest Wyoming and the challenges involved in balancing multiple-use on BLM-administered lands. The public is strongly encouraged to submit comments on how they hope these lands will be used and managed in the future.

To learn more about the KFO, the Slate Creek AMP or the Dempsey-Rock Creek TMP, please go to www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Kemmerer.html, www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/kfo/slatecreekamp.html or www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/kfo/drctmp.html.

Please contact Spencer Allred, rangeland management specialist, at 307-828-4526 or sallred@blm.gov with any questions or comments regarding the Slate Creek AMP.

Please contact Wally Mierzejewski, recreation planner, at 307-828-4508 or wmierzej@blm.gov with any questions or comments regarding the Dempsey-Rock Creek TMP.



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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Kemmerer Field Office   312 Highway 189 North      Kemmerer WY 83101  

Last updated: 04-28-2011