Wyoming Army National Guard seeks public comment to natural resources management plan

Members of the public can review proposed projects for Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center and comment on them during an open house April 16, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at First State Bank, 250 W. Whalen, Guernsey, Wyoming.

Representatives from the Wyoming Army National Guard will be available to answer question regarding five different projects.

Those projects are: the construction and operation of a new regional training institute complex; an update to the camp’s master plan; updates to the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan; updates to the Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan; and preparation of a wildland fire management plan.

The Wyoming Army Guard will prepare environmental assessments for these projects as required by the National Environmental Policy Act.

Comments are also requested regarding the Wyoming Army Guard’s plan to address adverse affects to the Camp Guernsey Historic Preservation District if the proposed changes to the master plan are enacted. The Wyoming Army Guard is preparing a memorandum of agreement with the State Historic Preservation Office addressing how the Guard will care for the historical value of the district under the revised master plan.

The Wyoming Army Guard is also drafting a programmatic agreement with the State Historic Preservation Office to address effects on cultural resources on the camp.

Members of the public who cannot attend, but would like to comment can send written comments by email to scott.a.benson25.nfg@mail.mil, or by mail to Scott Benson, NEPA Program Manager, WYARNG CFMO, 5410 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, Wyo. 82009. Comments by phone can be made by calling 307-772-5219.

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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