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Wild horses have a new ally in the Bureau of Land Management. In 2018, Congress sent excess wild horses and burros removed from public lands to become work animals for government agencies on every level. In Wyoming, this means that they end up at the Wyoming Honor Farm near Riverton. Here the horses are trained…

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a possible land acquisition. The BLM Cody Field Office has analyzed the purchase of 1,820 acres of private land on top of Sheep Mountain. They have already received an appropriation for the purchase from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The acquisition will improve public…

We might call it Rattlesnake Mountain, but several organizations spent 2019 making it a lot less deadly for Cody’s wildlife. It doesn’t just serve as one of the iconic peaks of Cody – Rattlesnake Mountain is considered high-quality year-round habitat for elk, moose, mule and whitetail deer, black bear, grizzly bear, blue grouse and turkey.…

U.S. officials plan to round up hundreds of wild horses in northern Wyoming. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced Tuesday the roundup will happen on or around Oct. 17 in a remote area 35 miles northwest of Worland. BLM officials say the target population is 100-230 horses but the herd has grown to around…

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking input on a proposed plan to provide housing in the Worland area for seasonal firefighters from the BLM’s Devil’s Canyon Hand Crew. This plan is in line with the BLM’s commitment to job creation and supporting veterans in the BLM workforce. The BLM is considering the construction…

The Worland Fire Protection District and Worland Volunteer Fire Department were called out to a host of wildland fires that began last Thursday. The Corbin Fire was caused by a lightning strike from Thursday afternoon’s thunderstorms. Two fires in the main call out area merged into one to form this fire. The fire size was…

In anticipation of the Independence Day holiday next week–the Northern Wyoming News reports the Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office is again making a temporary–local exception to the fireworks ban on public lands. The use of fireworks will be permitted at a gravel pit northwest of Worland from July 4–7, 2019. The first gravel…

The Washakie County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Land Management are investigating the cause of the Pallet Fire that occurred Saturday evening, April 13th — accroding to a report in the Northern Wyoming News. BLM public affairs officer Sarah Beckwith said the BLM was notified of the fire at 7:20 p.m. The fire was…

The Worland Field Office has temporarily closed a portion of Blue Bank Road (BLM Road 1411) until further notice due to washouts caused by spring snow-melt and precipitation. Blue Bank Road is located south of U.S. Hwy. 16, between Worland and Ten Sleep. Barricades have been placed at either side of the washouts and warning…

Federal officials say they are ready to proceed with scheduled oil and gas lease sales despite arguments by environmental groups that public comments haven’t been fully reviewed because of the recent government shutdown. The Casper Star-Tribune reports nearly 150,000 acres (61,000 hectares) of land in Wyoming is set to be put up for the first-quarter…


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