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Wilderness Protection

New wilderness not welcome in Wyoming, commissioners say

New wilderness not welcome in Wyoming, commissioners say

CODY, Wyo. — Saying they have the backing of most area residents, Park County commissioners voted 4-1 this week to not recommend to the Bureau of Land Management any special or unique landscapes for wilderness protection.

August 03, 2011 3:00 pmLoading…
Wildlands map

Wildlands map

The Bighorn Basin encompasses roughly 5 million acres. Some are proposing to protect around 530,000 acres, or 11 percent of the basin, from development.

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Wyoming governor opposes 'wild lands' order

Wyoming governor opposes 'wild lands' order

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In a letter sent Monday, Gov. Matt Mead asked Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to rescind plans to make millions of undeveloped acres of land once again eligible for federal wilderness protection.

January 18, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

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