Cheney bill on local wilderness study area surprises commissioners

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While some see the legislation as unwelcome interference, others welcome move to expedite process U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., has introduced a bill that seeks to protect the rights of mechanized recreation in a few Wilderness Study Areas — including one in Park County. The proposal has drawn some criticism, in part because Cheney did not consult or notify local leaders before introducing the bill, which would impact the High Lakes Wilderness Study Area inside the Shoshone National Forest. A committee appointed by Park County commissioners is currently discussing the future of the High Lakes area as part of the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative. It’s a statewide effort being led by county commissioners that’s aimed at coming up with a permanent plan...

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Cheney bill on local wilderness study area surprises commissioners

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