The Bureau of Land Management to host a virtual public meeting to discuss Southeast Wyoming Land Exchange

RAWLINS, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Field Office, in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Conservation Fund, is inviting the public to participate in a virtual public meeting for a proposed Southeast Wyoming Land Exchange. The meeting is to inform the public about the possibility of creating a 38,000-acre block of state and BLM administered lands that would be open for outdoor recreation opportunities. The BLM will also discuss a proposed acquisition of the 6,647-acre Mule Creek Ranch in Albany County and a pool of up to 35,231 acres of scattered federal lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, from which lands may be selected to be sold or exchanged to complete the project.

The public meeting will be held through Zoom as a webinar and members of the public may participate by registering in advance at https://blm.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_AwrNbC0dReeQrlDQ_1wbuQ. The meeting is scheduled for October 13, 2021, from 5:30-7:00 pm.

Interested parties may submit comments concerning the proposed exchange, including notification of any liens, encumbrances, or other claims relating to the lands being considered for exchange, to Dennis J. Carpenter, Rawlins Field Manager, 1300 3rd Street, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301. Comments may also be emailed to BLM_WY_RFO_MuleCreekRanchAcquisition@blm.gov; comments cannot be accepted via fax. To ensure consideration in the environmental analysis of the proposed exchange, written comments must be received by November 12, 2021.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For additional information, contact project coordinator Annette Treat at 307-328-4314 or visit www.blm.gov/southeast-wyoming-land-exchange.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s 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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BLM Wyoming

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Rawlins Field Office

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