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Wyoming State Office
Release Date: 04/24/14
Contacts: Cindy Wertz    
  (307) 775-6014    

Media Advisory: BLM and SHPO Sign Agreement

A revised agreement, which outlines how the state and the federal government interact on cultural resource issues in Wyoming, will be signed on Friday by Governor Matt Mead, the Director of Wyoming’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Don Simpson and the State Historic Preservation Officer Mary Hopkins.

Who: Governor Matt Mead, BLM Director Don Simpson, State Historic Preservation Officer Mary Hopkins

What: By federal law, the BLM must consider how projects on public lands will affect archaeological and historic sites prior to permitting a land-use project. The BLM must consult with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) on making their final determination of project effect. This protocol addresses how the consultation process will occur.

When: Friday, April 25, 2014 11 a.m.

Where: The Governor’s Formal Office. If you’re interested in joining by phone, please contact Renny McKay at (307) 777-7437.

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: 04-24-2014