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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Buffalo Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/30/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    
  307-259-4467    

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Weston Hills Travel and Transportation Management Plan


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office is seeking public comments on the Weston Hills Travel and Transportation Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA).

The EA analyzes the environmental impacts of implementing recreation and travel management decisions on approximately 9,500 acres of BLM-administered surface at the Weston Hills management area in northern Campbell County, Wyo. near the city of Gillette.

The alternatives would affect existing off-highway vehicle (OHV) designations and recreation management decisions on public lands within Weston Hills. The BLM will decide which existing routes at Weston Hills to designate for public recreational use, whether or not to provide additional associated infrastructure for recreational users, and if so, under what terms and conditions.

BLM encourages the public to review the EA and submit comments. Comments will be accepted through June 29, 2012. Copies of EA will be available online at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/bfo/WestonHillsTTM.html.

Written comments and resource information submitted by mail should be sent to the BLM Buffalo Field Office, Attention Allison Barnes, 1425 Fort Street, Buffalo, WY, 82834. Comments may be sent electronically to: BLM_WY_Buffalo_WYMail@blm.gov.

For more information contact Allison Barnes at (307) 684-1100.



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: 05-30-2012