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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Vote releases Honeycombs from wilderness protection

Ag, energy and conservation district block previous agreement

 

August 3, 2018



WORLAND — Washakie County’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) Advisory Committee met Wednesday at the Washakie County Extension Office, in a final move to end a year-long consensus process, and send to the commissioners three recommendations to determine best-use for county wilderness study areas (WSA).

Although in May the group agreed on wording to move forward with recommendations, on Wednesday, representatives of the agriculture, energy and conservation district changed their votes, effectively stripping one area of previously-agreed upon wilderness protections, prompting one me...



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