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The Biden Administration announced a series of ecosystem restoration projects in over twenty states, tribes, and territories. These projects will receive nearly $68.4 million dollars during the fiscal year 2022 as per Biden’s “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.” The U.S. Department of the Interior says the Biden Infrastructure Law is “a major investment in the conservation and…

Wyoming Game and Fish is opening its Bighorn Basin Wildlife Habitat Management Areas for Summer 2022 – just be cautious and bear-aware while you’re there. Wyoming Game and Fish is gradually opening its wildlife habitat management areas (W.H.M.A.s). These areas give big game a safe, unaffected range to weather out the winter. However, all species…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department at the Cody Regional Office says they are closing “vehicle access to Willwood public access” about two miles south of Powell on Highway 295. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department at the Cody Regional Office say they are closing “vehicle access to Willwood public access” about two miles south…

For the first time in a long time, the B.L.M. Wyoming State Office is offering over a hundred thousand acres for oil and gas drilling in a June lease sale. Following an injunction from the Western District of Louisiana, on April 19, the Bureau of Land Management Wyoming State Office issued a final environmental assessment…

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…

For some Wyoming legislators, the distinction between private and public lands shouldn’t be a black and white issue – it should be dazzling orange and pink. The Wyoming Legislature will begin its annual Budget Session on Monday, Feb. 14. There are dozens of House Bills and Senate Files for legislators to consider during the session.…

The federal government is no longer preventing Wyoming from moving forward with oil and gas lease sales next year – but sage grouse are, at least partially. B.L.M. Wyoming announced that they are moving forward with oil and gas lease sales during the first quarter of 2022. But the acreage being offered for lease is…

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.…

A project to increase public access to public lands along the South Fork Road has been selected as a short-list contender for $14 million of funding. Park County has been informed that its latest application for major South Fork roadwork has been accepted and shortlisted by the Wyoming Program Decision Committee. It is now under…

46% of Wyoming’s land is owned by the federal government, and four Wyoming legislators want it all to be reallocated to the state – at any cost. House Bill 141 is currently filed with the Wyoming House of Representatives. It’s been sponsored by four Republicans: Robert Wharff of Evanston, Mark Baker of Green River, John…


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