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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Buffalo Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/20/13
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser,    
  307-261-7603    

Buffalo Field Office Hosts Public Meeting on Upcoming Projects in Southern Johnson County


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office will hold a public meeting to inform local residents of current and future planned BLM actions in southern Johnson County, provide the community of Kaycee with an opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue, and to identify and respond to potential community concerns.

An open-house style forum will be hosted on Thursday, March 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Kaycee Public Library, 231 Ritter Ave, Kaycee, Wyo.

Projects for the following specific resources will be discussed by BLM specialists:

  • The Powder River Basin Restoration Initiative
  • South Bighorns wildland-urban interface management, including fuels reduction projects and timber sales
  • Gardner Mountain and North Fork Wilderness Study Areas: cadastral surveys, boundary marking and policies
  • Recreational opportunities/program management in southwestern Johnson County
  • Mineral development activities
  • Wildlife habitat enhancement projects
  • Seeds of Success native seed collections and sensitive plant surveys
  • Passport In Time cultural surveys at Middle Fork Powder River and Buffalo Creek
  • Rangeland management activities including annual allotment vegetation monitoring potential prime functioning condition (PFC) monitoring, and planned projects along stock driveways

For additional information please contact Allison Barnes, outdoor recreation planner at (307) 684-1116.



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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Buffalo Field Office   1425 Fort Street      Buffalo, WY 82834  

Last updated: 02-20-2013