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County lays out stance on BLM plan

Commissioners take strong position on protecting county resources

The Crook County Commission has submitted comments on the Bureau of Land Management’s plans to revise its resource management plan (RMP) for northeast Wyoming.

Pointing out that the county needs its natural resources to survive economically, the commission’s letter urges the federal agency to be mindful of the priorities laid out in the Crook County Natural Resource Management Plan (NRMP), which was adopted at the end of 2020.

“Crook County’s economic viability is highly dependent on the availability and utilization of natural resources,” states the letter.

“Directly or indirectly, most of the...