Meetings set to discuss sage grouse conservation

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming, the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, and the Thunder Basin National Grassland will be holding a series of public meetings to discuss greater sage-grouse conservation measures in Wyoming.

Topics discussed will include how the new National Sage Grouse strategy will be incorporated into management practices, as well as updates on the status of BLM’s current sage grouse amendments and BLM Wyoming’s resource management plan revisions.

These meetings will also be a public forum to collect input regarding the amendment process for Land and Resource Management Plans. If you’d like to attend these meeting to hear the informational updates or to comment on proposed changes, the schedule for the meetings is below.

For more information on the Forest Service meetings contact the Douglas Ranger District at 307-358-4690. For information on the BLM meetings, contact Chuck Otto at (307) 775-6105.

BLM informational meetings will be held at the following locations, dates, and times:

BLM Casper Field Office Conference Room
2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, WY 82604
Monday, Jan. 30, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

BLM Buffalo Field Office Conference Room
1425 Fort Street, Buffalo, WY 82834
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

BLM Worland Field Office Conference Room
101 South 23rd, Worland, WY 82401
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

BLM Rock Springs Field Office Conference Room
280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, WY 82901
Thursday, Feb. 2, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Forest Service scoping meetings will be held at the following locations, dates, and times:

National Guard Armory Meeting Room
315 North Pearson Douglas, WY 82633
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Meeting Room
1225 Washington Blvd., Suite 2, Newcastle, WY 82701
Thursday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Campbell County Public Library
2101 South 4J Road, Gillette, WY 82718
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Dustin Bleizeffer is a Report for America Corps member covering energy and climate at WyoFile. He has worked as a coal miner, an oilfield mechanic, and for 25 years as a statewide reporter and editor primarily...

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