Wyoming Governor to visit Rock Springs, Green River for public land management meeting

Wyoming News June 11, 2020



Wyoming Governor to visit Rock Springs, Green River for public land management meeting

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon will visit the Rock Springs and Green River areas this week to meet with community leaders, elected officials and representatives of industry, recreation, grazing, conservation and sportsmen groups.

The visit to Southwest Wyoming on Thursday and Friday, June 11-12, will allow the Governor to get a firsthand look at resource and economic development issues in the region. The meetings, in part, are in anticipation of the Bureau of Land Management’s upcoming Rock Springs Resource Management Plan (RMP) revision. These land management blueprints guide how the federal agency manages public land and require substantial public engagement, including input from the State of Wyoming and local governments.

“I’m looking forward to this visit,” Governor Gordon said. “It will allow me not only to speak directly with a wide range of stakeholders, but also to see firsthand how this RMP revision will affect some of Wyoming’s most important public lands and industries.”

The Governor plans to tour the Red Desert and Greater Little Mountain areas as well as view existing energy and mineral development projects in the region.

In an effort to minimize person-to-person interactions and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, the small group meetings are by invitation only. The visit is the Governor’s first official multi-day trip since the coronavirus pandemic began in March.


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