WY BLM Buys Part of Controversial Ranch

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The following story is from the Associated Press.

The Bureau of Land Management has bought 3,000 acres of the former Devil’s Canyon Ranch to complete the public acquisition of the scenic property in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains.

The ranch was subject to a bitter dispute more than a decade ago when its former owners closed a road through the property. That cut off access for several years to 20,000 acres of BLM and U.S. Forest Service land.

The BLM on Thursday paid $2 million for the final piece of the ranch along the Montana border. It was sold by the Trust for Public Land, which bought the 11,000-acre property in 2003 to put into public ownership.


“The BLM is thrilled to have this in place,” agency spokeswoman Sarah Beckwith said Monday. “This is last piece of the puzzle and it really opens up a lot more land to the public.”

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Source:  Associated Press

Posted by Haylie Shipp

 

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