For years, water runoff from an oil field moistened Dry Creek, providing water for wild horses, livestock and wildlife in Wyoming’s McCullough Peaks.
CODY, Wyo. — For the first time anyone can remember, county commissioners, conservationists, energy officials and a number of user groups sat down Wednesday night at one table, in one room, to discuss public lands and the many opinions surrounding their use.
Hilary Eisen of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and Marshall Dominick with Friends of A Legacy-McCullough Peaks Mustangs, pause recently on Sheep Mountain, one of the areas around the Bighorn Basin identified to have land with wilderness characteristics.
Marshall Dominick of Friends of a Legacy-McCullough Peaks Mustangs and Hilary Eisen of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition hike the McCullough Peaks wilderness study area not far from where the Bill Barrett Corp. plans to drill.
Wild horse advocate Marshall Dominick, far right, discusses a project to create a wind-driven well that feeds a stock watering tank that also provides water to sage grouse and other birds in the McCullough Peaks.