Volume 4, Number 19 - August 5, 2004
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The Bureau of Land Management Field Office in Pinedale will host the second meeting of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group adaptive management advisory committee next week. The meeting is set for 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11, in the Lovatt Room of the Sublette County Public Library in Pinedale.
The group is slated to establish various task groups; appoint members; initiate task group activities; discuss and decide on PAWG recommendation to BLM regarding the Questar proposal; discuss other issues raised for PAWG consideration; and set the next PAWG meeting date and place. Public comment will be accepted in the last 30 minutes of the meeting.
With the clamor over the brucellosis issue in livestock and wildlife in Wyoming, one interesting tidbit recently floated to the surface again. "Walker's Mammals of the World" reported: "It is suspected that brucellosis was present in wildlife populations prior to settlement of North America by white people because of its 1962 discovery in barren-ground caribou in Alaska and also in northern Canada in 1968. These northern caribou had not been in contact with domestic livestock and, therefore, were not infected by that means."
U.S. Sen. Craig Thomas will chair a senate committee field hearing on the Endangered Species Act on Aug. 23 in Casper, starting at 9 a.m. in the Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission building.
The Senate Environment and Public Works Fisheries, Wildlife and Water Subcommittee will focus on the impacts of the act and examine ways to improve it.
Testimony will be taken from federal, state and local officials, as well as representatives from agriculture, the mining industry and wildlife groups.
The 2004 Big Piney Meltdown is set for Saturday, Aug. 14, in the parking lot of Big Piney High School. The 3-on-3 street basketball tournament draws players from throughout the county and around the state. Contact Rich or Barb Anderson for more information, or to register, at 307-276-3238.
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