Critics of an eastern Wyoming land exchange say a proposed access easement wouldn't resolve worries about losing hundreds of acres of public property.
A top state official is recommending a controversial land swap near Douglas include a public easement to alleviate criticism the exchange would cut off access to public land.
As officials review conservation recommendations for wildlife migration, a mule deer doe wearing a GPS collar informs the debate.
In a hearing that lasted nearly 4 hours on Tuesday, the OGCC staff laid out why Patriot and High Plains are not deserving of another chance.
Watson served as interim supervisor since the April 1 departure of Grant Black who had served just barely a year on the job. Watson was lead petroleum engineer for the WOGCC.