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BLM scoping period begins

County urges anyone impacted by BLM land to comment – even if it’s positive

Do you graze livestock on federal land? Do you like to camp off the grid in areas that belong to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)?

Do you live near a chunk of BLM land that you would like to stay just how it is – or, alternatively, do you think better use could be made of it?

As the BLM ramps up the scoping period for revising its land management plan, Jeanne Whalen, consulting for the Crook County Commissioners, urges anyone who is currently impacted by BLM land in any way to consider making a comment.

“They want to hear from the people who are actually using the land,” says Whalen.

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