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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A Legacy of Mule Deer Conservation in Wyoming

Wyoming is home to extraordinary wildlife and intact ecosystems. These habitats and wildlife herds are unprecedented, including a wildlife migration that reaches nearly 250 miles. When speaking of the natural resources of Wyoming, our wildlife and intact habitat account for one of the largest economic drivers in the state, outdoor recreation. When something as important to our identity and economy…

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Standing Up For Sage Grouse

 by: Joy Bannon The Greater sage-grouse is an iconic western bird whos status and population health will have lasting effects for wildlife management and energy development in Wyoming. Throughout the last ten years the state of Wyoming along with a myriad of diverse stakeholders have been working to manage this chicken-sized bird to reduce its rate of population decline. Effort…

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