2020 Thunder Basin National Grassland Plan Amendment

The U.S. Forest Service, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, has completed an amendment to the Thunder Basin National Grassland land and resource management plan focused on prairie dog management. The amended plan is intended to provide a wider array of management options to respond to changing conditions on the grassland, minimize prairie dog encroachment onto non-Federal lands, reduce resource conflicts related to prairie dog occupancy and livestock grazing, ensure continued conservation of at-risk species, and support ecological conditions that do not preclude reintroduction of the black-footed ferret.

A notice of plan amendment approval will be published in the Federal Register and a legal notice will be published in the Laramie Boomerang on December 2, 2020.

The Forest Service thanks the many groups and individuals who participated as cooperators, collaborators, and diverse members of the public throughout this planning process and looks forward to implementing the amended plan in January 2021.

Location Summary

This plan amendment will focus on prairie dog management and could change management across the Thunder Basin National Grassland.

District: Douglas and Thunder Basin Ranger District

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