News June 11, 2019

Governor Creates Migration Corridor Group

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Teton County resident Maxwell R. Ludington is one of eight Wyoming residents to be named to Governor Gordon’s newly-created Migration Corridor Advisory Group. The group will be tasked with developing recommendations to improve the state’s policies related to big game migration on lands that are also suitable for mineral development. Wyoming’s major migration corridors are among the longest in North America and are essential to the health of mule deer and pronghorn. The routes also overlap public lands where there are key, existing opportunities for oil, gas and other mineral resource development, as well as agricultural operations and recreational opportunities. Consequently, the group includes representatives from the oil and gas, mining and agriculture sectors, as well as conservation, recreation and sportsmen groups and one county commissioner. The goal is for the group members to collaboratively develop recommendations in the next three months. Other members of the group are from Carbon County, Sweetwater County, Lincoln County, Sublette County, Uinta County and Park County.