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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/21/12
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

Public Meeting Planned for Boulder Landscape and Transportation Plan


The Bureau of Land Management’s Pinedale Field Office (PFO) will hold a joint public meeting with the Sublette County Commissioners for the Boulder Landscape and Transportation Plan (BLTP) on Monday, July 2 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Boulder Community Center, Boulder, Wyo.

The 100,600 acre Boulder planning area is used by 20 permittees for livestock grazing on 18 allotments annually from May through November and by off-highway vehicle enthusiasts, hunters and hikers throughout the year. An estimated 320 miles of trails and roads currently intersect the BLTP and new ones are regularly being created.

Public input will help the BLTP balance livestock use with other uses such as oil and gas development, wildlife habitat and outdoor activities, while providing and managing public access, maintaining existing access rights and protecting various resource values.

The BLTP, located south and east of Boulder, is a PFO priority area because of ongoing Jonah Interagency Office mitigation efforts; its vegetation, wildlife and other data is current; livestock grazing permittees in the area have been working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to initiate ranch plans; the area encompasses important Greater Sage-grouse, mule deer and pronghorn habitat; and the area includes cultural and historical resources such as the Lander Trail.

The public is strongly encouraged to provide input on their current usage of the BLTP area and how they hope it will be used and managed in the future. To learn more, please go to http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Pinedale/Landscape/boulder.html.

For more information, please contact PFO Supervisory Rangeland Management Specialist Kellie Roadifer at 307-367-5309.



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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