Residents’ bitter opposition fails to convince land board to put off controversial commitment said to generate $21 million from state land over the project’s lifespan.
State Board of Land Commissioners
Objectors say state can meet its constitutional duty to “realize the largest possible proceeds” without endangering cultural sites and game habitat.
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.
Senators are expected today to debate an existing 130-acre scenic easement on state land in Grand Teton National Park that complicates efforts to preserve sensitive property.
Wyoming could advance plans for a bigger dam at New Fork Lake, management of federal lands, and a lease that would enable development in sage grouse habitat.