Red Desert http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en BLM Considers Limiting Development On Wilderness-Type Areas Near Rawlins http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/blm-considers-limiting-development-wilderness-type-areas-near-rawlins <p>The Bureau of Land Management is considering protecting some areas in the Red Desert because of their scenic qualities.</p><p>The agency’s Sheila Lehman says they’re considering amending the Rawlins Resource Management Plan, to limit development on parcels of land with important wilderness characteristics.</p><p>“There’s the potential to maybe be able to preserve it a little bit more, or by mitigating certain things to keep that quality – that wilderness quality,” Lehman said.</p><p>Environmental groups are pleased.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:46:10 +0000 Willow Belden 57051 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org BLM Considers Limiting Development On Wilderness-Type Areas Near Rawlins New report names two WY places as too special to drill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-report-names-two-wy-places-too-special-drill <p>A new report released today by the Wilderness Society says Wyoming’s Red Desert and the Wyoming Range are too special to drill for oil and gas. The report – titled Too Wild to Drill – lists a dozen locations across the U.S.&nbsp;</p><p>The Wyoming Range was initially opened for leasing in 2005, but the Forest Service canceled those leases in 2011. Appeals by operators have left the leases in limbo since then, but the U-S Forest Service is expected to decide later this year whether they will allow energy development.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 00:43:21 +0000 Irina Zhorov 44221 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New report names two WY places as too special to drill