- BLM in Wyoming manages some 18 million acres of public land for use by recreationists, ranchers, miners and others, along with another 11 million acres of mineral estate. Most of the BLM land in Wyoming lies in the lower, more arid parts of the state, relative to the National Forest land which covers much of the high mountain terrain.
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This land is held in trust for the American people. Wyoming public lands include 2,752 miles of fishable streams, and 18,120,000 acres of public rangelands. Public lands also are home to several threatened and endangered species, thousands of elk, deer and moose and many types of birds, including bald eagles and peregrine falcons.
Recreation - Recreation opportunities abound on over 18 million acres of BLM administered public land in Wyoming. The BLM focuses on providing undeveloped recreation opportunities such as fishing, four-wheeling, sightseeing, river floating, hiking and hunting. Some developed recreation areas such as compgrounds do exist, however. Unless otherwise posted, all public lands are available for recreation use.
Please stay on existing roads and trails in areas without signs and remember to Tread Lightly! You are invited to experience firsthand the open spaces and adventure awaiting you on your public lands. The BLM Field Offices located throughout the state can provide you with maps and other detailed information to enhance your stay.
Climate - As throughout the Rocky Mountains, the climate varies drastically depending on elevation. BLM lands in Wyoming tend to lie in the lower and more arid portions of the state. Summers generally offer warm clear days with cool nights. Afternoon thunderstorms are often a possibility in the summer. In the winter, sunshine, with heavy snow in the higher elevations, are ideal for winter activities. Harsh weather - including strong winds, cold, and snow - is possible throughout the winter and even throughout the year, especially in the highest elevations.
The State Office for the BLM in Wyoming is located in Cheyenne. Cheyenne sits in the southeast corner of the state, at the junction of Interstates 80 and 25. BLM lands in Wyoming are spread throughout the entire state. There are field offices located in Rawlins, Rock Springs, Kemmerer, Pinedale, Lander, Casper, Cody, Worland, Buffalo and Newcastle.