from the Wyoming Outdoor Council
After nearly two years of work, Park County is on the cusp of adopting a new Land Use Plan. Since the previous version’s adoption in 1998, development pressures in Park County have grown substantially and show no signs of slowing. The new plan aims to guide land use in ways that protect the things that matter to Park County residents, including wildlife habitat, ranchland, rangeland, and public land access. The plan has goals to:
- Encourage conservation of important wildlife habitat and high-value agricultural lands.
- Use tools and regulatory incentives to reduce the impact of residential development on wildlife habitat.
- Maintain and expand access to public lands.
The Park County Board of Commissioners will consider endorsing and approving the Land Use Plan on Tuesday, October 3. With resistance to parts of the plan over concerns for private property rights, we need your help to speak up for the wildlife and open space you value as a resident of Park County! I hope you’ll consider attending and making your voice heard.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3
Park County Public Library | Grizzly Room
1500 Heart Mountain Street, Cody
Alternatively, you can email the Planning and Zoning Department here or send written comments to 1002 Sheridan Ave., Suite 109, Cody, WY 82414, to be received no later than September 28.
If you have questions about the Land Use Plan and the positive impacts it could have for wildlife, open spaces, and public access in Park County, don’t hesitate to reach out to:
Public Lands & Wildlife Advocate.
Wyoming Outdoor Council, 307.332.7031
You can also refer to this fact sheetto learn more about how the plan specifically benefits wildlife.
Thank you for caring about the future of Park County!