Description - *This Information was Provided by the Bureau of Land Management of Wyoming*
The Casper Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a partial fire restriction for BLM administered lands in Natrona, Converse, Goshen and Platte Counties due to high fire danger. These restrictions will be in place until further notice.
- The Casper Field Office manages 32,531 square miles and has administrative responsibility for 17,347 square miles of land. The area has a rich history and a variety of recreational opportunities.
Casper Mountain, rising 3,000 feet above the city, is a popular recreation site for the local community. Many local residents also call Casper Mountain home. At last count there were 800 structures on the mountain.
Recreation - The area has a rich history and a variety of recreational opportunities.
Climate - The climate in Wyoming changes with the topography. Generally the western mountains and basins receive large amounts of precipitation and create a rain shadow for eastern Wyoming. Most of the precipitation occurs during the winter months and falls in the form of snow. Temperatures are cooler in this region than the eastern part of the state, because of the generally higher elevation.
The eastern and lower elevations of Wyoming have been known for the constant wind that blows from west to east. During the winter this may be a Chinook, which warms the region. Temperatures in eastern Wyoming can be extreme. Summer days may reach 100 degrees F cooling quickly after sunset. Winter temperature lows can reach below zero with the wind adding to the intensity.
The Casper Field Office is located at 2987 Prospector Drive Casper, WY 82604.