Protecting the Greater Little Mountain Area from Oil and Gas
The Greater Little Mountain Area (GLMA) in southwestern Wyoming is an expansive, unique high desert region, a true oasis for recreationists, hunters, and anglers. These 522,236 acres of pristine public lands support trophy big game animals and healthy native fish populations. With remote country consisting of sprawling aspen groves, pine forests, and red-striped badlands, the GLMA offers some of the most sought after hunting areas in the state for mule deer and elk, as well as world-renowned cutthroat trout fishing. The large intact tracts of prime fish and wildlife habitat are some of the most sensitive habitats in Wyoming.
One of the largest threats to wildlife and quality habitat is oil and gas development. Taking to the air showed the majesty of this crown jewel and the significance of the threat posed by roads, wellpads, and oil and gas infrastructure. In the interest of protecting the GLMA's wildlife, hunting and angling opportunities, and quality habitat, a diverse group of local hunters, anglers, landowners, trona miners, and local folks in southwest Wyoming formed the Greater Little Mountain Coalition. EcoFlight's partners are working to protect the region from oil and gas leasing, so the GLMA's irreplaceable fish and wildlife heritage is preserved for generations to come.
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