The Buffalo Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management is requesting comments on a proposed non-competitive sale of public lands in Sheridan County.
According to a statement released Friday, the bureau published a notice of realty action in the Federal Register on Dec. 19, which opened the 45-day public comment period. The deadline is Feb. 3.
The land management office is considering a direct sale of eight parcels of public land, totaling 208 acres in Sheridan County, to Farmland Reserve Inc., at no less than the appraised fair market value. The company submitted a proposal to the office in October, expressing interest in purchasing the specific area of public land.
According to the land management office, the parcels requested are difficult to manage, because of the ownership pattern and no legal public access. The sale proposal conforms to the BLM Buffalo Resource Management Plan, which was approved in 1985, and the parcels are identified for disposal in the resource management plan's record of decision.
Written comments can be mailed or delivered to the agency's management office in Buffalo. Both the street and email addresses are posted at the end of this story.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, which is the most of any federal agency. The land, which is known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 western states, including Alaska.
Buffalo Field Office, 1425 Fort Street, Buffalo, WY 82834 – firstname.lastname@example.org