1:31 pm
Mon August 24, 2009

ROCK CREEK COULD GET WILDERNESS DESIGNATION

Wyoming – There is an area in the Big Horn Mountains between Buffalo and Sheridan known as Rock Creek. It is very difficult to reach and is essentially wilderness. Recently the Big Horn National Forest designated Rock Creek as a proposed wilderness area which would federally protect 34-thousand acres. The Wyoming Wilderness Association has worked to make that designation official. The association convinced U-S Representative Cynthia Lummis to tour the area in an attempt to have her draft legislation to protect Rock Creek. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports.