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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Buffalo Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/04/13
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    
  307-261-7603    

Public Comments Requested for Proposed Sale of Public Lands in Sheridan County


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office is requesting input on a proposed non-competitive (direct) sale of public land in Sheridan County, Wyo. under the authority of Section 203 FLPMA, (90 Stat. 2750, 43 U.S.C. 1713). The BLM published a notice of realty action in the Federal Register on Feb. 4, 2013, which opens a 45-day public comment period.

The BLM is considering a direct sale of eight parcels of public land totaling 208.12 acres in Sheridan County, Wyo., at no less than the appraised fair market value to Farmland Reserve, Inc. Farmland Reserve, Inc. submitted a proposal to the BLM in October 2011 expressing interest in purchasing 208.12 acres of public land in Sheridan County. Due to the ownership pattern these parcels are difficult for BLM to manage and there is no legal access. The lands would continue to be used for ranching operations. The proposal is in conformance with the BLM Buffalo Resource Management Plan (RMP) approved on October 4, 1985, and these parcels are identified for disposal in the RMP Record of Decision.

An environmental assessment (EA) is being prepared to analyze the proposed land sale. Mail or deliver written comments to: Field Manager, Buffalo Field Office, 1425 Fort Street, Buffalo, WY 82834. Comments can also be e-mailed to buffalo_wymail@blm.gov with “Sheridan County Land Sale” in the subject line. Comments will be accepted until March 21, 2013.

The Federal Register Notice is located at:  www.blm.gov//wy/en/info/NEPA/documents/bfo/sheridan.html

For more information, contact BLM Realty Specialist Claire Oliverius at 307-684-1178.



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: 02-04-2013