Wyoming - Fortification Creek

State: Wyoming
Region: Sheridan

The BLM released a proposed final management plan in March, 2011 for the area, which spans more than 100,000 acres in Campbell, Johnson and Sheridan counties and is home to an elk herd.

Recently, eight landowner, wildlife, and conservation groups including our friends at Conservation Alliance, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council and The Wilderness Society challenged a BLM plan to open up the area for new coalbed methane wells. There is an ongoing effort to ensure that the BLM's plan considers the implications for wildlife and "fully analyzes and mitigates the significant impacts on Fortification’s unique resources."