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March 13, 2007
Contact: Lesley A. Collins

BLM Hosts Scoping meeting on Sand Hills Comprehensive Travel & Transportation Management Plan

On March 29, 2007, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office is hosting a public scoping meeting on the Sand Hills Comprehensive Travel and Transportation Plan. The meeting will be between 5 to 7 p.m. at the Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Drive.

The plan will address Off-Highway Vehicle use and the designation of Roads and Trails within the Sand Hills Transportation Area located 10 miles northeast of Casper.

The scoping meeting is a starting point in which the public can identify issues to be addressed. Issues already identified include damage to vegetation and wildlife habitat, geophysical exploration, rights-of ways, additional transportation needs, non-motorized recreational use, and land tenure adjustments.

Written comments should be submitted by April 15, 2007 and addressed to: Bureau of Land Management; Attention: Eve Bennett; Project Team Leader; 2987 Prospector Drive; Casper, WY 82604. Comments can also be submitted via email to: casper_wymail@blm.gov.  For more information contact Eve Bennett at 307-261-7517.