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Wyoming State Office
Release Date: 11/19/10
Contacts: Cindy Wertz,    
  (307) 775-6014    

BLM hosts meeting to discuss sage-grouse alternatives

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming is hosting a Cooperating Agencies meeting Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, beginning at 10 a.m., to draft alternatives to be considered in the Sage-grouse Land Use Plan Amendments and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The meeting will be held at BLM’s Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyo.

These alternatives will form the basis for options regarding sage-grouse habitat management and conservation across 15 million acres of land in the Newcastle, Casper, Rawlins, Rock Springs, Kemmerer and Pinedale field office areas. The BLM has determined changes in sage-grouse habitat management are necessary in order to help prevent listing of the Greater Sage-grouse as a threatened and endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.

The meeting will be open to the public for observation. The group will discuss information and options regarding possible management policies.

For more information, contact Chuck Otto, BLM Wyoming State Office planning coordinator, 307-775-6105.

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.

Wyoming State Office   5353 Yellowstone      Cheyenne, WY 82009  

Last updated: 11-19-2010