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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wind River/Bighorn Basin District
 
Release Date: 05/25/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

BLM Proposes Grasshopper Treatments in
Wind River/Bighorn Basin District


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wind River/Bighorn Basin District announces that an environmental assessment (EA) which analyzes proposed grasshopper treatments in the Cody, Lander and Worland field office areas is now available for review.

“Adult grasshopper survey results from 2010 showed potential for a continued grasshopper infestation in some areas of the district in 2011,” said BLM Natural Resource Specialist C.J. Grimes. Such an infestation could result in substantial loss of vegetation and ground cover which is vital to providing food and habitat to wildlife and livestock populations. Treatments to suppress grasshopper populations are proposed where grasshoppers occur in numbers high enough to cause substantial ecological and economic damage.

Grasshopper suppression treatments may begin in mid to late June. The EA, decision record, finding of no significant impact and maps of the proposed treatment areas are posted at: www.blm.gov/wy/en/info/NEPA/documents/wrbb/ghoppers.html.

For more information, contact C.J. Grimes at 307-347-5100.



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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Wind River/Bighorn Basin District   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 05-25-2011