Boulder Landscape and Transportation Plan public meeting July 2
by Bureau of Land Management
June 21, 2012
The Bureau of Land Managementís Pinedale Field Office (PFO) will hold a joint public meeting with the Sublette County Commissioners for the Boulder Landscape and Transportation Plan (BLTP) on Monday, July 2 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Boulder Community Center, Boulder, Wyoming.
The 100,600 acre Boulder planning area is used by 20 permittees for livestock grazing on 18 allotments annually from May through November and by off-highway vehicle enthusiasts, hunters and hikers throughout the year. An estimated 320 miles of trails and roads currently intersect the BLTP and new ones are regularly being created.
Public input will help the BLTP balance livestock use with other uses such as oil and gas development, wildlife habitat and outdoor activities, while providing and managing public access, maintaining existing access rights and protecting various resource values.
The BLTP, located south and east of Boulder, is a PFO priority area because of ongoing Jonah Interagency Office mitigation efforts; its vegetation, wildlife and other data is current; livestock grazing permittees in the area have been working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to initiate ranch plans; the area encompasses important Greater Sage-grouse, mule deer and pronghorn habitat; and the area includes cultural and historical resources such as the Lander Trail.
The public is strongly encouraged to provide input on their current usage of the BLTP area and how they hope it will be used and managed in the future. To learn more, please go to http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Pinedale/Landscape/boulder.html.
For more information, please contact PFO Supervisory Rangeland Management Specialist Kellie Roadifer at 307-367-5309.