The funding will enhance opportunities for fishing and public recreation along a popular stretch of the river, which provides easy access for Casper’s 60,000 residents. CAPER, Wyo — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced this week that the North Platte River Special Recreation Management Area is one of 5 BLM projects to receive recreational funding this year from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
The Blue Ribbon trout fishing is also one of Casper’s most sought-after spot for visitors, and will be a fixture for the tourism and recreation economy in Natrona County, including at the 2022 Outdoor Writers Conference. 1) Table Rocks Special Recreation Management Area – Oregon2) Organ Mountains-Desert Peak National Monument – New Mexico3) Mojave Trails National Monument – California4) John Day National Wild and Scenic River – Oregon5) North Platte River Special Recreation Management Area – Wyoming
The BLM has allocated the $13 million in Congressionally appropriated recreational access to these five projects. “Conservation of these special areas is an important milestone advancing the Biden Administration’s goal to conserve 30 percent of the nation’s lands and waters by 2030,” said Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Interior Nada Culver.
BLM said this stretch of the North Platte holds “the most trout by weight per mile of any stream in Wyoming.” Article continues below…
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“These five projects are outstanding representations of the goals of the LWCF program. They conserve important fish and wildlife habitat, secure public access to a variety of recreational activities and set aside exceptional places for all Americans to enjoy.”
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