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Casper Field Office
Release Date: 04/13/10
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins 307-261-7603    

BLM Casper Reviews Grazing Allotments

During the next few months, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office will be reviewing several grazing allotments to determine if they meet BLM Wyoming's Standards for Healthy Rangelands and Guidelines for Livestock Management (S&Gs).

The S&Gs were approved in 1997 by the Secretary of the Interior and are used to improve and/or maintain the health of all BLM-administered public lands. The S&Gs ensure that watersheds are functioning properly; water, nutrients, and energy are cycling properly; and aquatic species are protected along with habitats for endangered or threatened species.

The BLM plans on evaluating the following allotments in Platte County this year: Laramie River 3, Lower Palmer Canyon, Luman Creek, Rabbit Creek, Whitton, Mertz Ditch, Mertz Ditch 2, Slate Creek, WDC Canal and Reed Creek.

The BLM also plans on conducting evaluations on the following allotments in Natrona County: Sand Hills, 7L, Ormsby, McKenzie Draw and Smokey Gap.

Interested parties wishing to participate in the review must submit a letter or email of interest to the Casper Field Office; 2987 Prospector Drive; Casper WY, 82604;

For more information call Rangeland Management Specialists Matthew Roberts or Brett Burgess at 307-261-7600.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM'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. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Casper Field Office   2987 Prospector Drive      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 04-13-2010