Park County will soon have a natural resources management plan for its federal and state lands, and is inviting the public to participate in a steering committee that will help shape the plan.
The County is currently in the process of completing their Natural Resource Management Plan (NRMP). Counties can be strongly impacted by federal land management decisions on public lands located within, or adjacent to, the county. By adopting a NRMP, local governments can ensure that local policies and concerns are meaningfully considered by federal agencies. These plans give the county more of a say about what happens to its public lands. “If counties have policies, in terms of what they want to see done with natural resources on state and federal lands, then they have a seat at the table when the feds and the states create their plans,” notes Joy Hill, Park County Planning and Zoning Director.
Public involvement is key to successful local natural resource planning.
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