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Lander to host drought workshop

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture will host a series of workshops across the state to help United States Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management permittees develop drought contingency plans for their grazing permits.

The workshops will be in eight communities across the state to make it easier for producers around the state to attend and gather information to prepare for drought situations in the future.

Fremont County will host a workshop 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Lander Library, 451 N. Second St., Lander.

The workshops will help participants understand the role drought contingency plans play with respect to their grazing permit and the importance of developing a plan. Along with this, there will be a focus on improving dialogue with federal agencies and developing a better understanding of the financial effects of proactive planning for drought by comparing cost-savings of a contingency plan to costs for emergency feed, transportation and more.

During the workshop, presentations and panel discussions featuring local agency staff and permittees will provide an opportunity to hear from others about best management practices and resources in their specific region to help address issues that arise during a drought.

For more information, contact Lucy Pauley at 777-8788 or lucy.pauley@wyo.gov.

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