BLM releases long-awaited management plan for Red Desert region

Update will guide management of 3.6 million acres of public lands in Rock Springs Field Office, including Red Desert and migration corridors.


August 24, 2023

The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday released a long-awaited draft plan that will steer the management of some 3.6 million acres of public lands and 3.7 million acres of federal mineral estate in southwestern Wyoming, including the vast Red Desert, the prized hunting grounds of the Greater Little Mountain Area and several ungulate migration corridors.

While Gov. Mark Gordon expressed disapproval of the plan’s “preferred alternative,” conservation groups cheered the publication of a document that will have major implications on future management.

The release of the Rock Springs...

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