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BLM Wyoming Newsletter 

Tim Carpenter and Leisl Stonum.

BLM Wild Horses Adopted at Cheyenne Frontier Days
By Nicole Lebsack, Student Intern, Wyoming State Office 

Cheyenne Frontier Days is over for another year, but there was a happy ending for the two wild yearlings that spent the week in a corral in Wild Horse Gulch.   [more...]

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BLM Launches Social Media to Promote Public Involvement

As part of its ongoing mission to engage the public on issues in a quicker and popular way, the Bureau of Land Management has entered the realm of social media by creating accounts on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.   [more...]

Groundbreaking ceremony.

BLM land site of new school

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday, July 21, for a new school for 5th and 6th graders in Rock Springs.   [more...]

Green River Valley Land Trust Youth Camp.

Green River Valley Land Trust Youth Camp

BLM partnered with the Green River Valley Land Trust (GRVLT) to sponsor an outdoor Nature Camp in Sublette County, Wyo., for the first time this year. The youth camp, called Take It Outside (TIO), offers a nature-based curriculum intent on educating the next generation of conservationists by instilling in them a love of nature..   [more...]

BLM employees with Kansas State School for the Blind representative.

On the Discovery Trail with the Kansas State School for the Blind

This summer, eighteen visually impaired students and twenty-two volunteers, teachers, and artists are following the tracks of two historic trails. The discovery caravan will travel west along the California trail, visiting important landmarks and historic sites along the way.   [more...]

Tim Zebulske receives peer award from acting Pinedale Field Manager Brian Davis.

Pinedale Field Office Presents Peer Award

Tim Zebulske, natural resource specialist, received a Peer Award from acting Pinedale Field Manager Brian Davis.   [more...]

Climbers working on a trail in Sinks Canyon.

Climbing Festival Includes Work Day at Popular Climbing Area

On Friday, July 9, BLM partnered with the USFS and 10 volunteers from the public for a work day on Sinks Canyon State Park and BLM lands.   [more...]


Multi-Agency Partnership Battles Grasshoppers
By C.J. Grimes, BLM Invasive Species Coordinator, Worland Field Office

For people who depend on crops or rangeland for their livelihood, talk of a grasshopper outbreak can be stressful, or even scary. When hopper numbers exceed 15 per square yard, it is estimated that they can consume 30 percent of available forage.   [more...]

Jeannie Bolt with Billy and Sky.

Adoptions Place Mustangs in Good Homes
By Sarah Beckwith, BLM Public Affairs Specialist, Wind River/Bighorn Basin District

Under an ominously cloudy sky, a 5 year old gray horse is ridden through a corral, past both curious onlookers, and serious bidders perched on bleacher seats. Scott Fluer breaks the rhythm of his auctioneer’s chant to offer some encouraging insight about this particular wild horse.   [more...]

Hauling out the old posts is a team effort.

Youth Group and BLM Improve Wyoming Ghost Town

In a beautiful spot near the Continental Divide in central Wyoming, a BLM-managed ghost town remains a silent witness to the heyday of Wyoming's gold mining era. After gold was discovered there in 1868, Miner's Delight became one of the state's earliest communities.   [more...]

Discarded camper at the "pie pans" on Sheep Mountain

Cody BLM and Wyo-Ben Take Out the Trash
By Lisa Marks, BLM Geologist, Cody Field Office

Wyo-Ben, Inc. of Greybull recently assisted the Cody Field Office by removing garbage from public lands northwest of Sheep Mountain in the Bighorn Basin.   [more...]

firefighter pause on a ridge while searching for the best route.

BLM Firefighters Prepare for Fire Season
By Sarah Beckwith, BLM Public Affairs Specialist, Wind River/Bighorn Basin District

Neither the roar of the creek nor the symphony of the early morning bird song could muffle the murmurs of both apprehension and excitement heard throughout the camp. It was day three of the annual Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wind River/Bighorn Basin District fire preparedness camp at Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site and 35 seasonal firefighters awaited their instructions.   [more...]

Assistant Field Manager Mike Phillips.

Wyoming Department of Agriculture recognizes BLM Worland Assistant Field Manager

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) has awarded Mike Phillips, BLM Worland Field Office Assistant Field Manager for Resources, the Friend of Agriculture Award.   [more...]

ildlife Biologist Jim Wright shows kids how to spot birds along the river.

Boys and Girls Club Environmental Education Day along River
By Jim Wright, Wildlife Biologist, Casper Field Office & Lesley Collins, Public Affairs Specialist, High Plains District Office

On June 3, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office sponsored an environmental education day along the North Platte River for the Mills Boys and Girls Club.   [more...]

Kids take turns squirting water with the fire hose.

Fire Education Day at Casper Recreation Center
By Jay Esperance, Fire Management Officer & Lesley Collins, Public Affairs Specialist, High Plains District Office

Smokey Bear spent the morning with 175 kids from the Casper Recreation Center on June 25. “It was great to get out in the community and spend time with the kids going over fire safety,” noted Fire Management Office Jay Esperance.   [more...]

Cub Scouts cleaning up at Mosier Gulch.

Cub Scouts Clean-up at Mosier Gulch

By Allison Barnes, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Buffalo Field Office & Lesley Collins, Public Affairs Specialist, High Plains District Office

Cub Scouts Pack 410 of Buffalo, Wyo. participated in a site clean-up at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office (BFO) Mosier Gulch Recreation Site.   [more...]


Group Photo at Independence Rock

Taking the Path Less Traveled: The NHTIC Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the National Landscape Conservation System with a Guided Hike and Special Program

By Alex Rose & Jason Vlcan, Visitor Information Assistants, NHTIC & Lesley Collins, Public Affairs Specialist, High Plains District Office

Over 40 people showed up to help the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Center (NHTIC) celebrated the 10th anniversary of the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). Festivities included a guided hike at Independence Rock and a special afternoon program at the NHTIC.   [more...]

Pony express riders transfer the mochilla during the annual re-ride.

The Trails Center Celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Pony Express

By Alex Rose, Visitor Information Assistant, NHTIC & Lesley Collins, Public Affairs Specialist, High Plains District Office

The Pony Express is a powerful story about brave, young men that kept the mail moving, day and night, regardless of the weather, as they galloped across the wilderness of Wyoming and the West.   [more...]