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Release Date: 03/07/13
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BLM Cody's Tricia Hatle Selected as BLM Outstanding Wyoming Rangeland Management Specialist 2012

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Range Management Specialist Tricia Hatle has recently been selected by the Washington D.C. BLM office to receive the Wyoming Outstanding Rangeland Management Specialist Award for 2012.

Tricia Hatle.
Tricia Hatle with her award.
The Society for Range Management’s (SRM) Outstanding Rangeland Management Specialist Recognition Award, which recognizes a single BLM employee from each of several western states for outstanding service, was awarded to Hatle for her knowledge of the rangeland ecosystem, livestock operations and wild horses, combined with good negotiating skills and a tenacity to find win/win solutions for all involved. 

“Tricia’s skills and knowledge has created a unique opportunity for widespread improvements on public, private and state lands in the Cody Field Office,” said BLM Cody Field Manager Mike Stewart.  Hatle was also praised for the successes in the Cody Rangeland Management and Wild Horse Programs. “She has demonstrated leadership while working in coordination with livestock operators, the Friends of a Legacy (FOAL) group, a wild horse advocacy group for the local McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area (HMA), the public and many other key stakeholders in the Cody Field Office.”

Hatle recently completed a bait trapping project for gathering wild horses within the McCullough Peaks HMA. This bait trap gathering is another first for Wyoming BLM. It is also significant in that it provides for a multiple year gather strategy. This bait trapping along with ongoing fertility control will assist in maintaining wild horse numbers near the appropriate management level and avoid spikes in horse numbers which can be detrimental to rangeland health.

“Receiving this award is an honor and a success story for all of our partners and stakeholders, the Cody Field Office and the entire BLM,” Hatle concluded. “This is an example of building trust and working in cooperation with partners to improve land health for all.”

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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.

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Last updated: 03-08-2013