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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lander Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/24/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith,    
  307-347-5207    

BLM Issues Final Decisions for
Green Mountain Common Allotment


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office has issued final decisions to grazing permittees of the Green Mountain Common Allotment (GMCA) based on the analysis of alternatives in a new environmental assessment (EA). The decisions are the result of extensive consultation and coordination between the BLM, GMCA grazing permittees and interested publics.

The new EA divides the GMCA into four separate grazing allotments, implements deferred grazing systems specific to each new allotment, reduces animal unit months (AUMs) to levels that are more appropriate for the lands within the allotment, implements forage use standards, and authorizes new, carefully designed range improvement projects.

“Many dedicated individuals worked to achieve this balanced approach to grazing strategy implementation,” said Acting Lander Field Manager Rubel Vigil. "This will provide sustainable livestock grazing while meeting important resource objectives."

The EA and final decision letters are available at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/lfo/greenmtn_common.html.

For more information, contact Rubel Vigil or Supervisory Range Management Specialist Curtis Bryan at (307) 332-8400.



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: 05-24-2011