County pushes local interests in forest plan

Commission to remain involved in USFS and BLM management plan updates


January 12, 2023

As a new year begins, the county commissioners have reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring that Crook County’s interests are represented in the updated management plans under development by the U.S. Forest Service for the Black Hills National Forest (BHNF) and, separately, by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for lands in northeast Wyoming.

Forest Plan

The BHNF management plan has caused considerable concern over recent months after many – including the commissioners – felt that the draft assessments being used to develop the update were flawed.

In particular, concerned parties i...

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