Cody Field Office proposes 228-acre public land conveyance in Park County
CODY, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes a conveyance of 228 acres of public land to Park County for the expansion of the Cody Shooting Complex. Working with local communities to enhance access to public lands for recreation and other multiple uses is a BLM priority.
“For almost 40 years, the BLM has worked with Park County to provide the community with public land access for the Cody Shooting Complex,” said BLM Cody Field Manager Cade Powell. “This proposed conveyance would allow the complex to keep up with growing use.”
The land proposed for conveyance is currently managed by the Bureau of Reclamation, which has consented to the conveyance. The proposed plan for additional pistol and rifle ranges will expand opportunities for the public as well as for local and federal law enforcement training.
The conveyance is in conformance with the BLM Approved Cody Resource Management Plan. The BLM’s analysis of the proposed conveyance can be reviewed at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/120583/510.
A notice announcing the land conveyance published in the Federal Register on Sept. 25, 2020, beginning a 45-day public comment period. Comments on the conveyance should be received by November 9 and submitted to Field Manager, BLM Cody Field Office, 1002 Blackburn Street, Cody, Wyoming, 82414.
For more information, please contact Keesha Clay, BLM Wyoming State Office senior realty specialist, at 307-775-6189 or Cara Blank, BLM Cody Field Office realty specialist, at 307-578-5912.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.