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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Kemmerer Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/25/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Kemmerer Field Office Seeks Public Input on Slate Creek Allotment Management Plan


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office (KFO) is initiating the development of an Allotment Management Plan (AMP) for the Slate Creek area north of Kemmerer, Wyo. The KFO is seeking public input on the AMP process which will determine how, when and where livestock will use the approximately 260,000 acre Slate Creek area which extends from Kemmerer to Fontenelle Reservoir.

Currently, there are 10 ranchers who use the Slate Creek area for cattle and sheep grazing from April through November of each year. The area also encompasses oil and gas development in the south and sage-grouse habitat in the north while hunting is a popular pursuit throughout due to the large, solid blocks of public land.

"The AMP process will be very open and public involvement is highly encouraged. Many different people enjoy using this area for work and play and we want to hear from all of them," stated Spencer Allred, rangeland management specialist.

On Thurs., Mar. 10, Allred will be available at the KFO at 312 Hwy. 189 N. until 8:00 p.m. to any member of the public who wishes to speak with him in person. Allred is normally available at the KFO during the regular business hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The anticipated completion date for the AMP is early 2013; however, this may change depending on the level of public involvement and the complexity of the issues that are brought up during the process.

More information, including a map of the Slate Creek area, is available at http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/kfo/slatecreekamp.html.

The public is invited to contact Spencer Allred with any questions or concerns at 307-828-4526 or by email at sallred@blm.gov with "Slate Creek AMP" in the subject line.



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: 02-25-2011