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The Department of the Interior is allocating over $31 million to all 23 Wyoming counties to maintain public lands as part of the annual Payments in Lieu of Taxes funding. The Department of the Interior announced that 23 local governments in Wyoming will receive $31.5 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes (P.I.L.T.) funding for…

The B.L.M. wants more fertility control of wild horses and burros so overpopulated herds don’t use all the water and food needed by other Wyoming wildlife. The Bureau of Land Management seeks new contract services to humanely gather, treat, and release wild horses and burros living on public lands. The contract is part of their…

The B.L.M. is reevaluating its long-term assessment of the Bighorn Basin and asks the public for their opinions on managing the region’s bountiful resources. The Bureau of Land Management Cody and Worland field offices seek input as they evaluate the 2015 Bighorn Basin Resource Management Plan (R.M.P.). It’s the first time the plan has been…

The detrimental impact of a warm February is already showing in the mountains as Wyoming snowpack declines, but runoff predictions for reservoirs stay stable. Wyoming depends on spring runoff from winter snowpack to sustain its agriculture and fill its reservoirs – which the state relies on the rest of the year. Unfortunately, warm temperatures in…

The B.L.M. intends to burn hundreds of acres in the Bighorn Basin over the next two years to improve habitat and forest health for important flora and fauna. The Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District tentatively plans to conduct three prescribed fire projects within the Cody and Worland field office areas this winter…

Shoshone National Forest ends a relatively quiet summer with a fast-growing wildfire near Lander, which has grown over 700 acres in just a few days. At 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, a Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team 3 assumed command of the Sand Creek Fire. It’s the largest wildfire in Shoshone National Forest…

After a week of digging, lopping, scraping, and smoothing, the Sheep Mountain Trail west of Cody is safer for hikers and horses thanks to “volunteer vacations.” Eight trail stewards on an American Hiking Society (A.H.S.) “Volunteer Vacation” worked with the Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office to make much-need improvements to this challenging trail.…

With more moisture in the air and the ground, Stage One Fire Restrictions have been lifted on B.L.M. lands in the Bighorn Basin and throughout western Wyoming. At midnight on Tuesday, Aug. 31, the Bureau of Land Management – Wyoming lifted fire restrictions on all public lands administered by the Cody, Lander, and Worland field…

After two weeks of hard work, the Utah Conservation Corps completed several trail improvements at the Four Bear, and Peaks Divide trails near Cody. The Bureau of Land Management hosted the Utah Conservation Corps this summer for two weeks. During that time, they improved two popular trails near Cody, preserving the landscape and safety of outdoor…

Shoshone National Forest has dealt with several lightning-strikes fires this week alone, showing just how treacherous a single spark can be in Summer 2021. On Wednesday, July 21, firefighters responded to the report of a new fire in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area on the Clarks Fork Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest.  The fire…


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