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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…

The BLM Wyoming field offices and Christmas tree permits are available at BLM Wyoming field offices and online.   Permits may be purchased 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday from any BLM Wyoming field office. The cost for a permit is $5 to $10 per tree, depending on location. Up to a maximum of five Christmas trees can…

Monument Hill Road opens for public use once again.  Effective yesterday, June 2, the Monument Hill Road – approximately 1.6 miles west of the Belfry Highway -has been opened for general use. The road itself is in rough condition, but its passable. This means that an entire section of roadways in the area are open…

It’s a battle between two foundational parts of Wyoming. A recently published report suggests that the tidal wave of oil and gas leases in the Bureau of Land Management is limiting your access to hunting across the entire West. The report, published by the National Wildlife Federation, says prime fishing and hunting territory is being…

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…


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