Johnson County Residents: You can help determine the future of some of our most beloved local landscapes!

What is the Johnson County Wyoming Public Lands Initiative?

The Johnson County Commission recently announce its participation in the statewide Wyoming Public Lands Initiative. This is a major stakeholder effort to consider the fate of wilderness study areas (WSAs) and possibly other public lands, in each county that participates. The ultimate goal is to develop a legislative package to be submitted to Congress.

Click here for a copy of the application for the Johnson County advisory group. The application deadline is September 1, 2016. This is a complex process, so please take a look at our Johnson County Wyoming Public Lands Initiative Fact Sheet for more information.

What areas will be considered?

The Johnson County Commissioners are looking for volunteers to participate on their Advisory Committee for this collaborative process that will consider the future status of the North Fork and Garner Mountain wilderness study areas in the southern Big Horn Mountains. We encourage you to apply! We understand that they are interested in recruiting committee members that are familiar with either of these areas, and you do not need to be a  Johnson County resident.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions, and let me know how I can help!

All the best,

Steff Kessler



Program Director