The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office is requesting comments on a proposed non-competitive (direct) sale of public lands in Sheridan County, Wyo. under the authority of Section 203 FLPMA, (90 Stat. 2750, 43 U.S.C. 1713). The BLM published a notice of realty action in the Federal Register on Dec. 19, 2013, which opens a 45-day public comment period.
The BLM is considering a direct sale of eight parcels of public land totaling 208.12 acres in Sheridan County, Wyo., at no less than the appraised fair market value to Farmland Reserve, Inc. Farmland Reserve, Inc. submitted a proposal to the BLM in October 2011 expressing interest in purchasing 208.12 acres of public land in Sheridan County.
Due to the ownership pattern, these parcels are difficult for BLM to manage and there is no legal public access. The proposal conforms to the BLM Buffalo Resource Management Plan (RMP) approved on Oct. 4, 1985, and these parcels are identified for disposal in the RMP Record of Decision.
The Federal Register Notice is located at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/bfo/farmland_reserve.html.
For more information, contact BLM Realty Specialist Claire Oliverius at 307-684-1100.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.