Governor and County Commissioners to host listening sessions on migration corridor management

January 26, 2020

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon will embark on a listening tour of four Wyoming communities on Saturday, February 1 to share details and answer questions related to his Migration Corridor Executive Order (EO).

The tour, which is co-hosted by the Governor, the Wyoming County Commissioners Association and the commissioners of the respective counties, will include stops in Rawlins, Pinedale, Kemmerer and Rock Springs. In each community he will engage with residents and local officials about the proposed Executive Order, which 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 Sublette BOCES, 665 N. Tyler Ave.

Kemmerer 12:30-1:30 pm Kemmerer Event Center, 215 Wyoming Highway 233

Rock Springs 3:15-4:15 pm White Mountain Library, 2935 Sweetwater Dr.