Cody & Worland Field Offices

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Bighorn Basin RMP Revision

Wind River/Bighorn Basin District 

Join Us for Field Trips in the Bighorn Basin!

In preparation for the public comment period on the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the Bureau of Land Management Cody and Worland Field Offices are offering a series of driving tours this summer. The purpose of these field trips is to become familiar with some of the RMP key issues and to prepare to make effective comments during the 90-day comment period, currently scheduled to begin in January 2011.

Field trips may be cancelled due to adverse weather or road conditions. For cancellation notification, please call the field trip hotline at 307-347-5227. For more information, call the field offices at 307-578-5900 (Cody) or 307-347-5100 (Worland).

Date

Destination and Objectives

Departure Time 
and Location

Friday,
July 23

West slope of the Bighorn Mountains (in the vicinity of Ten Sleep and Big Cedar Ridge): RMP issues to be discussed include travel management, visual resource management (VRM), off-highway vehicle (OHV) use, paleontology, ACECs, multiple use lands with wilderness characteristics, land tenure adjustment, wildlife habitat and sage-grouse, oil and gas management, renewable energy, and social and economic considerations.

8:00 a.m.
Worland Field Office
101 South 23rd Street 
Worland

Thursday,
July 29

Tatman Mountain/Fifteen Mile: RMP issues to be discussed include travel management, VRM, OHV use, wilderness study areas, multiple use lands with wilderness characteristics, wild horse management, wildlife habitat and sage-grouse, and social and economic considerations.8:00 a.m.
Worland Field Office
101 South 23rd Street 
Worland

Saturday,
July 31

Legend Rock/Grass Creek Oil Field/LU Ranch: RMP issues to be discussed include geothermal leasing, travel management, VRM, cultural resources, oil and gas management areas, multiple use lands with wilderness characteristics, social and economic considerations and vegetation management (fire/fuels)8:00 a.m. 
Thermopolis High School 
    parking lot
231 Park Street
Thermopolis

Thursday,
August 5

Carter Mountain ACEC: issues pertinent to the ACEC to be discussed include fragile soils, wildlife habitats, threatened and endangered species, geology and minerals, and oil and gas leasing.8:00 a.m.
Meeteetse Conservation 
    District Office
910 Park Ave.
Meeteetse

Tuesday,
August 10

Little Mountain: RMP issues to be discussed include cultural resources, caves, travel management, wildlife habitats, land acquisitions and fuels management.

4-wheel drive or ATV required for this field trip.

8:00 a.m. 
NPS Bighorn Canyon 
    Visitor Center
20 East, Highway 14A
Lovell

Saturday,
August 14

McCullough Peaks: RMP issues to be discussed include the wild horse herd management area, oil and gas exploration/ development, recreation, VRM and paleontology.8:00 a.m. 
Cody Field Office
1002 Blackburn Avenue
Cody
WHAT TO BRING: high-clearance vehicle (carpooling is encouraged), water, lunch, notebook and camera. Be prepared for a day in the outdoors.