Push continues for wilderness area in Big Horns
Wyoming – The Wyoming Wilderness Association continues to lead the charge to turn 34 thousand acres of land in the Big Horn Mountains between Sheridan and Buffalo into a wilderness area. Called Rock Creek, the section of land was originally intended to be part of the 1984 Wyoming Wilderness Act, but was removed because there was the potential for energy development that never came to pass.
This latest proposal is from the U.S. Forest Service. Last summer, Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis toured the area with Sheridan and Johnson County officials. It will be up to Lummis to ask Congress for the Wilderness designation. But she is waiting to see what local leaders think. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports.