By Dustin Bleizeffer 

BLM 'conservation rule' divides Wyoming public land users

The rule is a recognition of mounting pressures from the effects of climate change, supporters say, while others say it’s a threat to Wyoming’s way of life.


The U.S. Bureau of Land Management proposes to change how it manages millions of acres across the nation — and in Wyoming — by reestablishing conservation as an equal priority in its “multiple use” doctrine, according to the agency.

The Conservation and Landscape Health draft rule recognizes that drought, wildfires and other mounting pressures require a shift in how BLM lands are managed, the agency said. 

“As pressure on our public lands continues to grow, the proposed Public Lands Rule provides a path for the BLM to better focus on the health of the landscape, ensuring that our...

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