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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative
 
Release Date: 07/25/13
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

WLCI Local Project Development Teams Discuss Projects and Integrated Assessment


The Local Project Development Teams (LPDTs) for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) will be meeting at various locations in southwest Wyoming through the first part of August.

Conservation-minded land owners, project proponents and the public are encouraged to attend the meetings which will include updates on existing projects and discussions on potential new projects.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will also demonstrate the Integrated Assessment mapping tool available on wlci.gov. The mapping tool allows project proponents to incorporate current and potential land management activities and support WLCI landscape level planning. The USGS will be working with LPDTs to determine how to incorporate conservation priorities and accomplishments, identify suitable data, provide feedback on tool features and layout, and further train interested team members on using this tool to address specific conservation questions.

The LPDT meetings are scheduled for:

Sweetwater County LPDT
Friday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m.
Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Green River Regional Office
351 Astle St., Green River, Wyo. 

Carbon County LPDT
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m.

Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins Field Office
1300 N. Third St., Rawlins, Wyo.

Sublette County LPDT
Thursday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m.
Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office
1625 W. Pine St., Pinedale, Wyo.

Lincoln/Uinta LPDT
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.
Bureau of Land Management, Kemmerer Field Office
312 Highway 189 N., Kemmerer, Wyo.

“Anyone interested in landscape-scale conservation is welcome to attend,” states WLCI Coordination Team Lead Michele Windsor. “This is a great opportunity to learn how to use one of the many conservation tools available through the WLCI, meet like-minded folks and learn more about what we do.”

For more information, please contact Windsor at 307-352-0227 or visit www.wlci.gov.



WLCI is a long-term, science-based effort to assess and enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitats at a landscape scale in southwest Wyoming, while facilitating responsible development of the region’s valuable energy resources. The WLCI Executive Committee is comprised of representatives from the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey, National Park Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Wyoming Department of Agriculture, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, conservation districts and county commissioners.
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Last updated: 07-25-2013