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Trust For Public Land

Group says bought-out Wyoming gas leases now retired

JACKSON — A land conservation group says all of the drilling leases it recently bought in Bridger-Teton National Forest in western Wyoming now have been officially retired.

April 02, 2013 11:46 amLoading…

Conservation group saves Wyoming forest area

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A conservation group was able to preserve part of a national forest in western Wyoming with an $8.75 million buyout of oil and gas leases secured by last-minute donations, including $750,000 from the founder of online stock broker TD Ameritrade.

January 02, 2013 10:30 amLoading…

Stimson sells 28K acres in Kootenai River valley into conservation easement

MISSOULA — A conservation project on 28,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat in northwest Montana’s lower Kootenai River valley offers permanent access and protection to tracts of land with high conservation values, while continuing to support recreation and local timber jobs.

December 23, 2012 2:41 pmLoading…

Trust: Another $750K needed for Hoback lease deal

CHEYENNE — A land conservation group said it is $750,000 short of meeting a year-end deadline to raise $8.75 million to buy out and permanently retire gas leases in the Hoback River headwaters.

December 20, 2012 3:02 pmLoading…

Group makes final push to buy out Wyoming Range drilling leases

A group seeking to protect a Wyoming Range site from oil and gas exploration is more than a million dollars short of the money it needs, with only days to go.

December 15, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Fundraising to buy Wyoming oil and gas leases $3M short of goal

JACKSON, Wyo. — An effort to buy oil and gas leases in western Wyoming to protect the land from development is raising funds at about half the speed needed to complete the $8.75 million deal.

November 26, 2012 5:45 amLoading…

Wyoming Range gas lease buyout planned

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A land conservation group has reached a long-sought agreement to prevent a gas drilling project near a southern approach to Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park by buying out a vast area of mineral leases.

October 05, 2012 8:31 amLoading…

Study says Wyoming wildlife trust creates 500 jobs

CHEYENNE — Habitat restoration projects funded by an independent state agency have created more than 500 jobs a year and about $21 million in worker income in the state since 2006, according to an economic analysis.

January 05, 2012 1:29 pmLoading…

Montana gets $4 million for 9,300-acre conservation easement near Troy

.WHITEFISH - Montana received a $4 million federal grant on Wednesday to buy a 9,300-acre conservation easement from Stimson Lumber Co. near Troy.

August 25, 2011 11:57 amLoading…

Swiss billionaire puts $35M into Montana conservation

Philanthropist Hansjorg Wyss grew up in Switzerland and now spends the bulk of his time outside Philadelphia, but it is the wild landscapes of the Rocky Mountains where he could leave his most lasting mark.

December 12, 2010 10:00 pmLoading…

BLM buys last piece of Devil's Canyon Ranch near Montana, Wyoming border

The Bureau of Land Management has bought 3,000 acres of the former Devil’s Canyon Ranch to complete the public acquisition of the scenic property in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains.

September 27, 2010 10:09 amLoading…

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