BLM Wyoming Newsletter

Anthony Wichman and Violet Wright try out the Bighorn Sheep skull.
Mills Boys and Girls Club and BLM Visit Bessemer Bend

By Jim Wright, Wildlife Biologist, Casper Field Office & Lesley Collins, Public Affairs Specialist, High Plains District

Kids from the Mills Chapter of the Boys and Girls Club spent a day outside this summer at the Bessemer Bend Interpretive Site.    [more...]


Park students head out to plant trees along the river.
Park School Helps BLM Plant Trees at Pete’s Draw:
Project will help prevent erosion along the North Platte River

By Lesley Collins, Public Affairs Specialist, High Plains District & Cindy Allen, Forester, Casper Field Office

On a sunny day in May, Park School first, second, fifth, and sixth graders caravanned up to Pete’s Draw ready to dig and plant trees. This was the students’ final field trip for the school year and they were energized and ready to go.   [more...]


Powers Logging building a new sawmill using Muddy Mountain Lodgepole Pine.
Local Community Benefits from Muddy Mountain Lodgepole Pine Products

By Cindy Allen, Forester, & Amanda Jones, Clerk, Casper Field Office, & Lesley A. Collins, Public Affairs Specialist, High Plains District 

From furniture to buildings, from siding to fence posts, many different products are produced from the lodgepole pine removed from Muddy Mountain in Casper Wyo. Lodgepole pine is the dominate tree species on Muddy Mountain; however, many of these stands have been infested by Mistletoe, Mountain Pine Beetles, and Ips Beetles (bark beetles).   [more...]

Boy Scouts Brennen Hansen, Sean Hansen and Andrew Cady ready the cement.
Boy Scouts Team-up with BLM to Install New Fire Danger Signs

By Sarah Beckwith, Public Affairs Specialist, Wind River/Big Horn Basin District

Several local scouts teamed-up with BLM Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Fire Crew this summer to install three fire danger rating signs in the area. The new signs can be seen along highways in Lovell, Ten Sleep, and Thermopolis, Wyo.    [more...]


Kaitlyn Dowd stacks slash on the West Bighorn Aspen Enhancement Project.
Wyoming Conservation Corps Enjoys Assignment with BLM Fire Crew

By Sarah Beckwith, Public Affairs Specialist, Wind River/Big Horn Basin District

The BLM’s Wind River/Bighorn Basin District fire crew and the Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) partnered in July for ten days of forest enhancement and fire preparedness projects.    [more...]


Jackson Hotshots and the Wind River-Bighorn Basin fire crew.
Mississippi Hotshot Crew Makes Worland Their Home Away From Home

By Sarah Beckwith, Public Affairs Specialist, Wind River/Big Horn Basin District

The only BLM hotshot crew east of the Mississippi River spent the summer in Wyoming, all the way from Jackson, Miss. Worland served as home away from home for the hotshots while they fought fires throughout the west and assisted BLM with hazardous fuels reduction projects.    [more...]


Devon employees Bill Skelton, Alice Emerson and Lana Hanson hang one of the birdhouses that Alice built.
BLM and Devon Energy Partner to Improve Recreation Area

By Sarah Beckwith, Public Affairs Specialist, Wind River/Big Horn Basin District

The BLM Worland Field Office, in partnership with Devon Energy, made improvements to a popular recreational area during a workday on Sept. 23. Both BLM and Devon Energy staff planted native riparian trees and grasses, cut Russian olive, and hung birdhouses at Rattlesnake Butte, northwest of Worland, Wyo.    [more...]


The Green Mountain HMA contains a variety of colorful horses.
Wild Horses Gathered in Wyoming This Fall

By Sarah Beckwith, Public Affairs Specialist, Wind River/Big Horn Basin District

Wild horses in seven Herd Management Areas (HMAs) within the Cody, Lander, Rawlins and Worland field office areas were gathered this fall between Oct. 16 and Nov. 14.    [more...]


BLM Wyoming administrative boundaries.
Reorganizing BLM Wyoming

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) initiated a nationwide effort to maximize efficiencies and increase capacity to do on-the-ground work with existing resources. In Wyoming, part of this effort meant adding a managerial level of support and service through district offices.    [more...]