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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Resource protection priority for BLM

Public lands discussed during Thermopolis solar eclipse meeting


May 5, 2017

THERMOPOLIS – During the eclipse meeting sponsored by the Thermopolis Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce Monday evening, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Manager Mike Phillips explained to attendees that the priority of the BLM during the eclipse event is protecting the resources.

“We have a lot of cultural resources around, Paleo resources along with grazing, oil and gas activities and mining and all those kinds of things. They all have an economic driver that we have to look at and that’s what we have to protect and that’s not just for us, that’s for everybody,” Phillips sai...

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