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Wyoming BLM Hosts Scoping Meeting on Bates Hole Travel Management

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Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Casper Field Office, is hosting a public scoping meeting on the Bates Hole Travel Management Plan, on Thursday, April 15, 2010. The meeting is from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, WY.

The plan will address off-highway vehicle use and the designation of roads and trails within the Bates Hole travel management area, which is located 15 miles southwest of Casper and south of Wyoming Highway 220.

The scoping meeting is a starting point for the public to identify issues that BLM will address in the environmental assessment. Issues already identified include mitigating impacts to vegetation, sensitive soils, and wildlife habitats from off-road motorized use. The BLM recognizes the need to maintain valid and existing rights for minerals and rights-of way owners. In the past, the public had expressed the need for additional transportation routes and motorized and non-motorized recreational use.

The BLM will accept public comments through May 17, 2010.

Please address questions, comments, or concerns to the Casper Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Kathleen Lacko, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, Wyo., 82604; by facsimile (fax) to (307) 261-7587; or send e-mail comments to the attention of Kathleen Lacko at casper_wymail@blm.gov. Please include "Bates Hole" in the subject line. To make comments on the plan itself, please go to the Bates Hole Travel Management Plan on the internet.

For more information, please contact Kathleen Lacko at (307) 261-7682.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Thanks in advance for your support,

Ric Foster

Public Lands Department Manager

BlueRibbon Coalition

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