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Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative
Release Date: 07/08/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

Public Invited to WLCI Executive Committee Meeting

Boy Scout Troop 286 and Green River High School Science Class 2012-2014 to be Honored

The Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) Executive Committee (EC) will meet at 1 p.m. on July 22 at the Bureau of Land Management’s Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 N., Rock Springs, Wyo. The meeting will continue at the field office at 8 a.m. on July 23, followed by an afternoon field tour.

The agenda includes 2014 projects status, an overview of Ruby Pipeline projects and budget, review and approval of 2015 conservation projects, coordination team updates and Science Workshop planning. Public comments are welcome at designated times. Members of the public must provide their own transportation if they wish to join the field tour of the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, LaBarge area oil and gas facilities and Trapper’s Point near Pinedale, Wyo.

On July 23, the EC will also present youth conservation awards to Rock Springs Boy Scout Troop #286 and to the Green River High School Science Class of 2012-2014. The awards recognize the work of Eagle Scout candidates on the Jim Bridger Mine Sage-Grouse Fence Marker Project in 2011 and 2012 and the monitoring of Russian Olive and Tamarisk treatments along the Green River within the Green River, Wyo. city limits by the science class which began in 2012 and continues. WLCI Local Project Development Team members will also be recognized for their help in furthering the WLCI mission.

The public is invited to attend the multi-day meeting to learn more about the collaborative efforts of federal, state, county and local agencies to address wildlife, riparian and habitat issues in landscape conservation throughout southern Wyoming.

For more information about the WLCI, please visit or contact Eric Decker at 307-367-5386.

The 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 Bureau of Land Management, 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 commissions. For more information, please 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.

Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 07-14-2014