Governor and BLM Director Neil Kornze to hold Lander Resource Management Plan Signing

(Lander, Wyo.) – Governor Matt Mead and Director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Neil Kornze will hold a ceremony for the signing of the Record of Decision for the BLM’s Lander Resource Management Plan.

The RMP is the result of years of work and numerous public comment phases. Take a look at the final version of the plan and additional information here.

The signing ceremony will start at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in the Governor’s Formal Office.

There will be an opportunity to listen to the event by phone. Those interested can call 1 877-222-0284 and enter 530672#.

5 Comments

  1. Carl M. Niswonger

    I guess the proof is in the pudding. The deed is done!!

  2. Jon Kaminsky

    Congrats to the LFO crew.

  3. Jim James

    When, with the consent of the State legislature, did the BLM buy 46% of the State of Wyoming?? RE: Art I, 8, 17 of the US Constitution: "To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of Particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings"

  4. Bill Bartlett

    A study of history will show you that the BLM did not buy land from the State of Wyoming. The land was Federal Land to begin with and private lands were the result of the various homestead laws. The State of Wyoming was given sections 16 and 36 in each township (for the purpose of supporting schools in the state) and in addition was able to select additional lands. The BLM administered public lands were the lands that did not meet the homestead criteria and generally did not have as high a value as the lands that became private and those selected by the state. As time went on the BLM-administered lands became valuable in the eyes of the public and congress passed laws to retain those lands for multiple use management. Today the public places a high value on those lands and they are managed for livestock grazing, wildlife habitat, mineral development, shooting ranges, sanitary landfills, many types of recreation, and numerous other uses.

  5. Jim James

    Bill Bartlett Bill, it sounds like you got your talking points from Tom Lubnau, Wyoming legislator. You both miss the point. Why should Wyoming give up 46% of land within it's borders and Connecticut gives up zero? If all states are equal, the same should be said of Federal control over land in any state. The issue is not what the history and law are, it is what should be no to make Wyoming equal with Connecticut (and Iowa, et al.). The people of Wyoming can do a better job of managing the lands within the state than Washington DC which does NOT have Wyoming's best interests in their decision making evidenced by BLM, EPA, Forest Service,Fish and Wild Life Service decisions.

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