The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wants to lock up public land without hearing from those barred from critical grazing grounds.
On Monday, Wyoming lawmakers sent a letter to BLM Director Tracy Stone-Manning demanding agency leadership recalibrate its schedule for a tour of western states to present a sweeping proposal for “conservation leasing.” The proposed framework threatens to undermine the agency’s “multiple use mandate” by elevating conservation above grazing, recreation, and development, threatening ranchers’ access to public lands.
“Every public-lands state in the West will be gravely impacted if this proposed rule is finalized,” wrote Wyoming’s three-member congressional delegation. “Yet it was announced without consulting many of the most important stakeholders; families, farmers and ranchers, tribes, and others throughout Wyoming and the Western states whose
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