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High Desert District
Release Date: 01/06/11
Contacts: Serena Baker,    

WLCI to Host Executive Committee Meeting via Videoconference

The Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) Executive Committee will meet Wed., Jan. 12, at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) Headquarters in Cheyenne, Wyo., with videoconferencing to the regional WGFD offices in Casper, Pinedale, and Green River.

The meeting is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Executive Committee will review the Ruby Pipeline donation, the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative Partnership-Forum, and WLCI team and committee reports. The committee will also hear presentations on the Natural Resource Conservation Service sage-grouse initiative, mountain pine beetle data, and U.S. Geological Survey science presentations. The public is invited to attend at any of the following locations: 

WGFD Headquarters
5400 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, Wyo.

WGFD Casper Office
3030 Energy Lane
Casper, Wyo.
Contact: Linda Lembeck

WGFD Pinedale Office
432 East Mills Street
Pinedale, Wyo.
Contact: Des Brunette

WGFD Green River Office
351 Astle Avenue
Green River, Wyo.
Contact: Sheila Watts or Patty Santhoff

WLCI is a long-term, science-based effort to assess and enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitats at a landscape scale in southwest Wyoming, while facilitating responsible development of the region’s valuable energy resources. The WLCI Executive Committee is comprised of representatives from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Wyoming Department of Agriculture, Wyoming Game & Fish Department, conservation districts, and county commissioners. Wyoming Game & Fish Department Director Steve Ferrell is currently serving as chairman of the committee. Sweetwater County Conservation District Chair Mary Thoman and BLM Wyoming State Director Don Simpson are serving respectively as first vice chair and second vice chair. For more information, visit

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.

High Desert District   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 01-07-2011