Press Release: 173,000 acres of oil and gas leases deferred in southwest Wyoming

ROCK SPRINGS ­– Hunters and anglers praised the Bureau of Land Management’s Preferred Action to defer approximately 173,000 acres of oil and gas leases in the Greater Little Mountain Area of southwest Wyoming. The decision to defer leasing honored years of input from Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, former Governor Dave Freudenthal, the Sweetwater County Commission, Wyoming state delegates, the Greater…

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Wyoming Wildlife, BLM Leasing, and D.C. Politics

Last week Wyoming Wildlife Federation visited the U.S. Capitol. Every once in a while, it is critical for Wyoming folks to visit directly with those working in D.C. – with close to a million acres of Wyoming’s public land being auctioned for oil and gas leasing in a six-month period here in 2018 – the Federation felt the need to…

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Conservation In The Anthropocene

Landon Blanchard watches a grizzly bear in Wyoming - Photo by: Christian Baumeister

Currently, there are over 7 billion of us living on the planet and I tend to think that with a population of the magnitude – with no sign of slowing – our ability to affect lasting changes on our planet, both positive and negative, cannot be overstated.

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