WPLI

Wyoming Public Lands Initiative

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Wyoming map of WSAs and other lands. Click to enlarge.

Wyoming County Commissioners Association – WPLI 

WWF has joined forces with the Wyoming Sportsmen’s Alliance (WYSA)  for the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI).

Wyoming sportsmen need to work collaboratively and speak with a united voice regarding important issues that affect our wildlife and sporting opportunities. Our goal is to have a sportsman or woman at the table for this stakeholder process to ensure our voice is heard.

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Economic Impact of Hunting and Fishing Reports

 

 

 

 

 

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Status of County Processes

Click here for calendar of meetings.

Counties that have opted-in:

Albany

  • Opted in but county does not have any WSAs.

Campbell

  • Pending; application process to be announced soon.

Carbon (4 WSA’s- Ferris Mountains, Bennet Mountain, Encampment, Prospect Mountain)

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Ferris Mountains, photo courtesy of Bob Wick, BLM

Ferris Mountains, by Bob Wick (BLM)

Fremont (5 WSA’s – Sweetwater Canyon, Lankin Dome, Copper Mountain, Whiskey Mountain, Dubois Badlands)

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  • Fremont County Wyoming Public Lands Initiative Advisory Committee meetings are held in the Fremont County Commissioners Chambers in the Courthouse in Lander.
  • Click here for calendar of meetings.
  • 10-person committee (2 commissioners) with 2 members of the public at large and 1 from each: conservation, sportsmen, energy, agriculture, non-motorized recreation, motorized recreation. Click here for list of committee members.

Hot Springs

  • Pending; application process to be announced soon.

Johnson (2 WSA’s – North Fork, Gardiner Mountain, possible collaboration on Fortification Creek with Campbell County)

photo courtesy of Ecoflight

North Fork WSA photo courtesy of Ecoflight

  • Johnson County will be hosting a WPLI open house July 21, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Harold Jarrard Park in Kaycee Wyoming.
  • The application period will remain open until September 1, 2016.
  • Click here for application.
  • Click here for calendar of meetings.

Natrona

  • Opted in; pending.

Park (2 WSAs – McCullough Peaks, High Lakes)

McCullough Peaks WSA photo courtesy of Cody BLM field offic

McCullough Peaks WSA photo courtesy of Cody BLM field office

  • Deadline for applications was April 8th; click here for list of appointed committee members.
  • 10-person committee with one commissioner to be tie-breaking vote if necessary, 4 public at large, and 1 each from conservation, sportsmen, energy, agriculture, non-motorized and motorized recreation; mentions place-based subcommittees.
  • Click here for McCullough Peaks WSA map. Click here for the High Lakes WSA map.
  • Click here for calendar of meetings.

Sublette (3 WSA’s – Scab Creek, Shoal Creek, Lake Mountain)

Shoal creek photo courtesy of USFS

Shoal creek photo courtesy of USFS

  • The Board of Sublette County Commissioners is accepting applications from those interested in serving on its WPLI Advisory Committee through June 6, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Click here for more information. Download the WPLI Application.
  • Click here for committee members.
  • Wilderness Study Areas for Sublette are: Scab Creek, Shoal Creek, and Lake Mountain

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  • Teton County has announced that they seeking applications for their WPLI Citizen Advisory Board.  The deadline to apply is September 9th.
  • Teton County has taken the time to design an advisory board that reflects the mix of issues and constituencies related to the county’s WSAs.  They are seeking candidates in the following categories: COMMERCIAL: AGRICULTURE/RANCHING, COMMERCIAL: HUNTING/OUTFITTING, RECREATION: HUNTER, RECREATION: CYCLIST, RECREATION: HORSEBACK RIDER, RECREATION: MOTORIZED (ORV/ATV, SNOWMACHINE), CONSERVATION: REGIONAL, GENERAL INTEREST IN PUBLIC LANDs, COMMERCIAL: MOTORIZED (HELI-SKI, ORV TOURS), COMMERCIAL: GUIDING/HIKING/CLIMBING, RECREATION: ANGLER, RECREATION: HIKER/RUNNER/BACKPACKER, RECREATION: WILDLIFE WATCHER, BERRY PICKER, ETC, CONSERVATION: LOCAL, CONSERVATION: NATIONAL, OTHER: MINERAL EXTRACTION, TIMBER, ETC.
  • Click here for application

Washakie

  • Will hold open house public meeting in May to consider a process/committee.

 

What can WWF members do? Please write your local officials and attend these public meetings. WWF will provide meeting times/locations and the data we are gathering (economic impacts of hunting and angling, GIS maps, public survey, etc.) to support our values for this collaborative process. Please check the WWF website for more information and sign up for our email notices by becoming a WWF member.

Local work makes a national impact: Wyoming is highly valued for its plentiful wildlife resources and wide open spaces. WWF is a leader in wildlife conservation and rallying sportsmen and women for the cause. Local decisions with wildlife in mind, coupled with on-the-ground conservation efforts, pay dividends to those who live here as well as to those who visit.

Get involved: Wyoming is the poster child when it comes to the nation’s wildlife and wild places, and that’s why WWF encourages all wildlife enthusiasts — from Wyoming and across the nation — to sign up and become a member of WWF. This organization is dedicated to working on behalf of Wyoming’s wildlife and the hunters, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts who value our natural and outdoor heritage.