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Release Date: 04/24/13
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

Public Comments Requested for EA of Proposed Sale
of Public Lands in Sheridan and Campbell Counties

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office is requesting input on an environmental assessment of proposed non-competitive (direct) sale of public lands in Sheridan and Campbell counties, Wyo. under the authority of Section 203 FLPMA, (90 Stat. 2750, 43 U.S.C. 1713).  The BLM posted the environmental assessment and an unsigned finding of no significant impact on its website on Apr. 24, 2013, which opens a 30-day public comment period.

The BLM is considering a direct sale of eight parcels of public land totaling 208.12 acres in Sheridan County, Wyo., at no less than the appraised fair market value to Farmland Reserve, Inc.  Farmland Reserve, Inc. submitted a proposal to the BLM in October 2011 expressing interest in purchasing 208.12 acres of public land in Sheridan County.  The BLM is considering a direct sale of one parcel of public land totaling 4.15 acres in Campbell County, Wyo., at no less than the appraised fair market value to Means Revocable Trust.

Due to the ownership pattern, these parcels are difficult for BLM to manage and there is no legal public access.  The proposal conforms to the BLM Buffalo Resource Management Plan (RMP) approved on Oct. 4, 1985, and these parcels are identified for disposal in the RMP Record of Decision.  Mail or deliver written comments to: Field Manager, Buffalo Field Office, 1425 Fort Street, Buffalo, WY 82834.  Comments can also be e-mailed to with “EA 212 Acres of Land Sale” in the subject line.

Comments will be accepted until May 27, 2013.  The environmental assessment is located at: For more information, contact BLM Realty Specialist Claire Oliverius or NEPA Coordinator John Kelley at 307-684-1100.

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.

Buffalo Field Office   1425 Fort Street      Buffalo, WY 82834  

Last updated: 04-24-2013