Buffalo BLM Announces Public Meeting on 1-90 Plan

Courtesy of  Bureau Land Management Website.
Courtesy of Bureau Land Management Website.

The Bureau of Land Management and the Buffalo Field Office plan to host a public opinion meeting on the I-90 Corridor Travel Management Plan , which is a component of the Buffalo Resource Management Plan implementation strategy.

According to the bureau's website, the resource management plan was created to provide future direction for around 800,000 surface acres and 4.8 million acres of mineral estate in Campbell, Johnson and Sheridan counties.

Outdoor recreation planner for the bureau Allison Ginn said the goal of this effort is to provide recreational opportunities and designate routes that meet the needs of users.

As one part of the larger picture, she said, the I-90 corridor plan aims to focus on over 105,000 acres of BLM land between Exits 77 and 102 on the highway.

Other goals are to facilitate reclamation of coal beds and natural gas in lands along the designated area,she said, and to protect natural resources and improve safety.

In addition, she said, this effort also seeks to improve wildlife habitat and big game hunting opportunities.

The Buffalo meeting will be held on June 17 at the Buffalo field Office located at 1425 Fort St.

The meeting will be open format and will run from 5 to 7 p.m. The BLM will have maps available for the public to identify potential transportation routes for public use, administrative use, and closure. BLM resource specialists will also be available.

Comments can be submitted in writing to the Buffalo Field Office 1425 Fort Street Buffalo, Wyo. 82834 or to Buffalo_WYmail@blm.gov. Use “Attn: I-90 Travel Management Plan” in the subject line) by June 30, 2014.

For more information, contact the Buffalo Field Office at 307-684-1100.

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