At yesterday’s Campbell County Commissioners Meeting, the commissioners got an update on the Prairie Dog Management Plan from the U.S. Forest Service.
“We received information on the whole Prairie Dog trans-location plan, and the whole prairie dog management process that’s going on in the southern part of our county, and the neighboring counties as well. This was just an update on the amendments that have been proposed ourselves, other counties, and the Governors’ Office have all been involved with this. They are all cooperating agencies, and we are all providing comments. We are all trying to change the way this will ultimately look, as far as this prairie dog management.”
Commissioners Chairman, Dan Coolidge said, from an Agricultural standpoint, the process, as it sits right now includes, some poor decisions.
“It literally decimates thousands of acres of land with their proposed management program, and so we want to effect some change there and hope it gets better. This is just part of that process. It was an update on the proposed amendments.”
There are four US Forest Service Prairie Dog Amendment public meetings scheduled for feedback in November. Including November 19th in Newcastle, and November 20th in Wright . All the public meetings are scheduled to run 4 pm. to 7 pm.
November 18th – Douglas National Guard Armory
November 19th – USDA Hell Canyon Ranger District Office
November 20th – Wright Town Hall
November 21th—Laramie County Library