After years of discussions about the need for long-term management solutions for Wyoming’s wilderness study areas, in 2015 the Wyoming County Commissioners Association announced the beginning Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) process which it describes as:
“A voluntary, collaborative, county-led process intended to result in one, multi-county legislative lands package that is broadly supported by public lands stakeholders in Wyoming. The ultimate goal is a new federal law that governs the designation and management of Wyoming’s Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs); and, where possible, addresses and pursues other public land management issues and opportunities affecting Wyoming’s landscape.”
Participating counties have since appointed representatives of their choosing to participate on stakeholder committees which are now convening for regular meetings throughout the state. Specifically, we call on BHA members to attend a meeting near you to help Wyoming BHA advocate for long term management solutions that:
- Maintain protections for intact fish and wildlife habitat, by placing meaningful limits on future development and designating wilderness areas, wherever possible.
- Maximize existing opportunities to experience the challenge, solitude and overwhelming reward that hunting and fishing our wilderness-quality public lands provide.
- Ensure sportsmen have reasonable public access to our landlocked public lands.
Please help us ensure that the sportsmen’s voice for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife is heard by participating in this process. Interested in signing-up for future WPLI news? Sign-up here...