A program analyst with the BLM office in Cheyenne, Mike Valle (Val-EE') spoke to the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative in Rawlins about the study on Monday. He said a wind study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is too broad and the BLM wants to more specifically identify the best areas.
A panel of Wyoming lawmakers is considering a proposal to remove federal protections from gray wolves in the state possibly as soon as next year. A legislative committee is meeting in Thermopolis on Tuesday to consider proposed changes to the state's wolf-management plan. Gov. Matt Mead and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar this summer reached an agreement over how to turn wolf management over to the state.