U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
BLM Wyoming Newsletter
BLM installs artificial nesting structures along North Platte River
The Casper Field Office recently installed two artificial nesting structures along the North Platte River between Casper and Alcova. The artificial nesting structures will provide much needed nesting habitat for both the bald eagle and osprey.
The Natrona County Fair Parade, held July 10, 2007, proved to be an exciting time for the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) of Casper, Wyo. NHTIC submitted their first entries into the Natrona County Fair Parade, an original U.S Army Escort (covered) wagon and a Stove Wagon (or tag wagon), dating from the 1600s to the 1900s.
What is bentonite used for? Is there still land available for homesteading in Wyoming? How much of the land in Wyoming is public? These and hundreds of other questions were answered at this year’s 111th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days. For the third consecutive year, BLM re-created a General Land Office in CFD’s Wild Horse Gulch, giving over 3,000 of the visitors a chance to learn more about the agency and its role in energy development.
It’s official. With right hand raised, Mike Stewart took the oath of office as Cody Field Manager Thursday, July 26, 2007.
Students surveyed weeds in Weston County Oil Fields
On May 29, 2007, the Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC), Rock Well Petroleum and the Newcastle Field Office teamed up on a weed identification project, on and near oil fields primarily in Weston County. The WCC conducted a field survey of over 40 miles of interconnecting oil field roadways, associated rights-of-way, 85 oil and gas well pads and associated tank batteries.
A small group of riders in distinctive red shirts and nearly one hundred visitors waited patiently at the NHTIC, scanning the eastern horizon for a lone Pony Express rider. Suddenly, in the otherwise stifling midday heat, cheers rose from the crowd as rider Jay Jensen galloped toward the group, stopping abruptly at their feet to pass the mail to Julie Greiner.
Students at Wyoming Technical Institute in Laramie picked up more than career skills the first semester of the new academic year, according to Brian Smith of the Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Field Office.