BLM to hold public meetings for upcoming Newcastle and Nebraska plan revision

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management is hosting a series of public meetings to share information and receive public input as it prepares to revise its Newcastle and Nebraska resource management plans. We welcome anyone interested in the future management of BLM-managed lands and minerals in northeastern Wyoming, as well as the state of Nebraska, to attend one of the following meetings:

  • Sundance, WY: May 15, 2023, 4-6 p.m.
    Crook County Court House - Community Room
    309 E. Cleveland St.
    Sundance, WY 82729

  • Newcastle, WY: May 16, 2023, 4-6 p.m.
    Weston County Senior Center - Michaels Room
    627 Pine St.
    Newcastle, WY 82701

  • Lusk, WY: May 17, 2023, 4-6 p.m.
    Niobrara County Fairgrounds

    4080 US-20
    Lusk, WY 82225
  • May 18 – Virtual via Zoom


The proposed revision would replace the existing 23-year-old Newcastle resource management plan that guides the management of approximately 287,900 acres of BLM-administered surface and 1.7 million acres of federal mineral estate in Crook, Weston, and Niobrara counties in Wyoming. Through this process, BLM will also revise its Nebraska plan, dated 1992, that includes 5,100 acres of BLM-managed surface and 223,900 acres of federal mineral estate across the state of Nebraska. While the Nebraska resource management plan will be the focus of the virtual meeting on May 18, those interested in the Newcastle plan are welcome to attend.

Comments may be submitted at the public meetings or on the BLM’s ePlanning website at Hardcopy comments can also be mailed to the BLM High Plains District, ATTN: Kathleen Lacko, 2987 Prospector Dr., Casper, WY 82604.

Please see the BLM ePlanning website listed above for more information or to submit comments. For questions, contact RMP project manager Kathleen Lacko at 307-261-7536 or

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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