Advocacy: Get Involved – Make Your Voice Heard
Please add your voice to the advocacy efforts below. By providing your input, you can join with others who want to make a difference in the People-Powered Movement in Wyoming. To view past advocacy efforts, please see our archive.
Make Your Voice Heard on The Pilot Hill Land Transfer Detailed Analysis
Please take a few minutes to submit your comments on the Pilot Hill Land Exchange Detailed Analysis to the Office of State Lands and Investments
Our friends at the Pilot Hill Project (http://pilothill.org/) are excited to announce that the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments has published the detailed analysis for the Pilot Hill land exchange and they need your help to support the project to make sure it moves forward. You can make your voice heard by sending your comments about the report and the Project to the Office of State Lands and Investments.
You can access the Detailed Report via the Office of State Lands and Investments website: https://lands.wyo.gov/ (Report direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/151ASAD8zieqU3xnK2TJpGvZhKm4pel9q/view). It is also available in the Office of State Lands and Investment’s Office located at 122 W. 25th Street, Herschler Building 1W in Cheyenne.
To make sending your comments as easy as possible, we have created an online form with a suggested message you can use, but we encourage you to personalize the message so that it accurately reflects your opinions. Your input is on this analysis and Pilot Hill project is vitally important to the success of the Project.
The deadline to submit your comment is June 3rd, but we ask that you submit your comment right away. It only takes a few minutes and can make all the difference:
A public hearing will be held to solicit public comments on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM. The meeting will convene via web conference and is open to the public. If you wish to provide comments or ask questions, please register for the meeting here:
Additionally, the meeting will be streaming live at https://lands.wyo.gov/ for the public to view.
Comments are also welcome in writing at: Attention Jessica Murkin, Office of State Lands and Investments – 122 W. 25th Street, Herschler Building 1W, Cheyenne, WY 82002 or by email at [email protected].
If you are not familiar with the Pilot Hill Project, it a grass-roots effort to “preserve ~5,500 acres of undeveloped open space east of Laramie in order to protect the Casper aquifer drinking water resource, conserve critical wildlife habitat areas, enhance educational and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors, and promote economic development by providing a world-class natural amenity to attract and retain businesses and their employees.”
Because the Pilot Hill parcel of land connects Laramie to the Pole Mountain Unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest preserving it for the above mentioned purposes would be a major boon to the region in so many ways. Wyoming Pathways supports and applauds this effort, as an example of what motivated citizens can do to improve their community and region. You can learn more about the Pilot Hill Project on their website: http://pilothill.org/.
Thanks for your help with this important issue. Adding your voice to the discussion is one of the best ways to effect positive change.