Home » Grand Teton National Park »Jackson Hole »State of Wyoming »Teton County » Currently Reading:

Lummis Seeks Land Sale Funding

Lummis

A bill authored by Wyoming’s US Representative Cynthia Lummis to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act could help complete the sale of three parcels of land in Grand Teton National Park by the state.  Last year, officials from Wyoming and the Interior Department agreed to exchange the land for $17-million dollars over a period of four years.  However, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the federal debt now endangered the completion of that sale.  In 2000, Congress had enacted the Federal Land Transaction and Facilitation Act authorizing the Bureau of Land Management to sell public lands identified for disposal through the land use planning process prior to that time and to retain the proceeds from the sales in a special account set up in the Treasury, to be available without further appropriation. That act had sunset in July.  Lummis calls the measure “a balanced and innovative tool capable of making sense of patchworks of public land without leaving the taxpayer to foot the bill”  Lummis says the act has proved itself to be a successful program in the past for Wyoming, and so can help move forward with a solution for the state land parcels sale.  Lummis’ bill is supported by such conservation organizations as the Conservation Fund, the Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and the Sierra Club.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Warm With A Small Chance For Thunderstorms Today And Thursday - September 17, 2014
    A ridge of high pressure will be the main weather feature today, which will keep temperatures warm and slightly above normal statewide.  There will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms today as moisture out of the southwest creeps into state.  The best chance for thunderstorms today will be in far western parts of the […]
  • Carry a first-aid kit for your dog, too - September 17, 2014
    If you spend any time with your dog out in the field, you’ll eventually run into a situation where your dog needs some help. I was hunting the Table Mountain habitat management area several years ago with my friend Spike, and Spike’s German shorthair cut her front leg on a strand of barbed wire. It […]
  • Warm Again Today; Chance For Isolated Thunderstorms To The Northwest - September 16, 2014
    Another pleasant day is expected across the Cowboy state on this Tuesday.  Warmer temperatures and high pressure will allow for a summer-like day, with highs reaching into the 70′s and 80′s statewide.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies for most regions, though some moisture will bring a chance for isolated thunderstorms to northern and northwest […]
  • Retaking hunter safety was a good idea - September 16, 2014
    My son Colby and I spent every night last week learning the difference between legal and ethical, a hangfire or a misfire, and the legal calibers for deer or elk. Those were just some of the topics covered in hunter education class. I’ve actually taken the class twice. I took it when I was Colby’s […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin