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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Worland Field Office
 
Release Date: 04/26/12
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

Public Comments Requested for Proposed Sale of Public Lands


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office is seeking comments on a proposed sale of public lands to the town of Ten Sleep, Wyo. The BLM published a notice of realty action in the Federal Register on April 26, 2012, which opened a 45-day public comment period.

The town of Ten Sleep proposes to purchase approximately 23 acres of public land, located about one mile southeast of town, to fill the affordable housing needs of the area. The town proposes to subdivide the lands into single acre lots and to provide water, utilities and streets to each lot. The lots would be sold to people willing to establish a permanent residence and construct a single family dwelling within a prescribed amount of time.

The public may submit comments regarding the proposed land sale. Comments should be received by June 11, 2012, and emailed to worland_wymail@blm.gov (please include "Ten Sleep Land Sale" in the subject line) or mailed to the Bureau of Land Management, Worland Field Office, 101 South 23rd Street, Worland, WY, 82401.

An environment assessment was prepared in 2010 to analyze the proposed land sale and can be viewed at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/wfo/tensleep.html.

Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information, please contact BLM Assistant Field Manager Don Krump 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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Last updated: 04-26-2012