Governor to host Rock Springs listening session on migration corridor management

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CHEYENNE, WYOMING (Jan. 27, 2020) — Governor Mark Gordon will embark on a listening tour of four Wyoming communities, including Rock Springs, on Saturday, February 1. According to a press release from the Governor’s Office, the purpose of the visits will be to share details and answer questions related to his Migration Corridor Executive Order (EO).

 

The tour is co-hosted by the Governor, the Wyoming County Commissioners Association and the commissioners of the counties the Governor plans to visit. In addition to Rock Springs, the Governor plans stops in Rawlins, Pinedale, and Kemmerer.

In each community he will discuss with residents and local officials his proposed Migration Corridor Executive Order. The EO is intended to create a state-led approach to support conservation with multiple-use opportunities.

A draft of the Order was released in December. It contains many of the recommendations released by the Migration Corridor Advisory Group, which met publicly three times in 2019. These include changes to the process for officially designating a corridor, the establishment of area working groups for corridors considered for designation, and a requirement to actively engage landowners prior to corridor designation.

 

The schedule for the listening tour is as follows:

Rawlins 7:30-8:30 am Carbon County Higher Education Center, 1650 Harshman St.

Pinedale 10:00-11:00 am    TBD

Kemmerer 12:30-1:30 pm   TBD

Rock Springs 3:15-4:15 pm TBD

Locations of the Pinedale, Kemmerer and Rock Springs meetings will be posted on the Governor’s website and the Migration Corridor Advisory Group website as soon as they are finalized.