The public is invited to attend the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) Executive Committee (EC) meeting at 10 a.m. on April 16, in Casper, Wyo., at the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) Office, 100 E. B St., third floor.
The meeting agenda includes: discuss 2015 funding and the budget for fiscal years 2016-2020, review the updated WLCI Memorandum of Understanding, elect WLCI Chair and Vice-Chair, EC roundtable updates, approve the 2014 Annual Report, approve the Mitigation Framework and Standards Report, and approve the Semi-Annual Accomplishments Report.
WLCI members and cooperators strive to balance open spaces, abundant wildlife, traditional agriculture, and the production of energy and other resources on a landscape-scale in southwest Wyoming. The WLCI area encompasses 19 million acres – roughly the size of South Carolina.
WLCI was established in February 2007, and is a long-term, science-based effort to assess and enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitats at a landscape scale in southwest Wyoming, while facilitating responsible development of the region’s valuable energy resources. The WLCI Executive Committee is comprised of representatives from the BLM, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey, National Park Service, NRCS, Wyoming Department of Agriculture, Wyoming Game & Fish Department, conservation districts and county commissions.
For more information, contact WLCI Coordinator Stephanie Anderson at 307-352-0227.