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Public policy shapes quality of life, and it tends to serve those who are most involved. From health, education and evolving social mores, WyoFile reports on what drives policy and examines what’s at stake.

A mountain lion cub rests in its mothers arms in their den one winter morning on the National Elk Refuge near Jackson, Wyo. (Photo by Thomas D. Mangelsen. Courtesy Thomas D. Mangelsen and  www.cougarfund.org)

Safe, for now

House Bill 12, filed by Rep. Jim Allen (R–Fremont County) would require the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to allow trapping and snaring of mountain lions, effectively supplanting the authority of Wyoming's professional wildlife managers and independent Game and Fish Commission who do not currently allow lion trapping.
"Electric livestock fence meets swinging iron gate on forest service access road leading to cellphone and agency radio towers on Bald Ridge above Chief Joseph Scenic Highway 30 miles NW of Cody. This is a fairly new catch fence to keep publically grazed livestock from getting down into the Clarks Fork Canyon." (Dewey Vanderhoff)

Locked out of public land?

Who can travel and who can shut the gate on publicly mapped and maintained roads that cross private property enroute to public lands?