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Release Date: 02/14/14
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

BLM Land Transfer to Powell Recreation District Complete

The transfer of 322 acres of public land from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the Powell Recreation District for the continued use a shooting complex is complete.

The transfer was made possible by the passage of S.2015, sponsored by Senator Enzi, which directed the BLM to transfer the land to the Powell Recreation District. Senator Barrasso cosponsored the bill, which was signed by President Obama on Sept. 15, 2013. The BLM Cody Field Office then completed the environmental analysis of the transfer and the patent was issued to the Powell Recreation District on February 5.

“We are so pleased that the Powell Recreation District now owns the land that the public has been using as a shooting complex since 1980,” said BLM Cody Field Manager Mike Stewart. “We are grateful to Senator Enzi for introducing the legislation to allow this to happen and for the excellent support we have received from the recreation district and the Heart Mountain Rod & Gun Club throughout the process.”

Colby Stenerson, director of the Powell Recreation District, shares Stewart’s sentiments about the completion of the transfer. "Powell Recreation District is proud to be a part of solidifying the future of the shooting range through this land transfer,” Stenerson said. “Senator Enzi has been invaluable throughout this process and we are grateful for his dedication and commitment. We also appreciate the tremendous efforts from the staff at the BLM Cody Field Office.”

For more information, please contact the BLM Cody Field Office at 307-578-5900 or the Powell Recreation District at 307-754-5711.

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: 02-14-2014