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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Worland Field Office
 
Release Date: 01/11/12
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307/347-5207    

Washakie County and BLM Hold Cooperating Agency Meeting


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will present information about its inventory of public lands containing wilderness characteristics in the Bighorn Basin at a meeting hosted by the Washakie County Commission and the Washakie County Conservation District. This cooperating agency meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 9 am to 5 pm at the Worland Community Center and is open to the public.

The meeting will include presentations regarding why and how the BLM conducts continuous inventories of public lands, including those for wilderness characteristics, and how the manageability of public land containing wilderness characteristics is considered during the resource management plan process. Discussions about specific inventories will focus on lands within the Worland Field Office area and include lands in the Cody Field Office area as time permits.

The local government cooperating agencies have requested that the BLM provide training and information and allow for dialogue and enhanced understanding between the cooperating agencies and the BLM. Members of the public are invited to attend and will be given opportunities to comment and ask questions during the meeting.

The Wilderness.net website provides training presentations which may be viewed in advance and will be discussed during the meeting.

The Worland Community Center is located at 1200 Culbertson Avenue, two blocks south of Big Horn Avenue.

For more information, please contact the Worland Field Office 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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Worland Field Office   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 01-11-2012