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Noble Basin Purchase Completed

Noble Basin

The Trust for Public Land, working with a broad coalition of environmental organizations, concerned citizens, and more than 1,000 donors, have announced the necessary funds were successfully raised and the transaction to purchase oil and gas leases on 58,000 acres of sensitive land in Wyoming’s Hoback Basin was completed.   Northern Rockies Regional Director Deb Love calls the effort “community-based conservation at its finest.” TPL announced October 4th that a total of $8.75 million would be needed to be raised prior to December 31st to meet the purchase deadline. Approximately 85 percent of the acquired leases fall within the boundaries of the Wyoming Range Legacy Act drafted by Wyoming’s Senator at the time Craig Thomas.  Love says the Trust for Public Land is now working with the US Forest Service to complete the paperwork that will forever retire those leases under the purview of the Forest Service and preserve the land for hunting, fishing, and recreation.

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