Description - *This Information was Provided by the Bureau of Land Management of Wyoming*
These three counties are part of the Northern Great Plains and are rich in old west history. This area contains vast deposits of oil, gas and coal, in addition to providing a variety of resources such as wildlife habitat and rangelands for livestock grazing.
- The public lands and adjacent Bighorn National Forest provide many opportunities for recreational activities.
Recreation - It's all here! You can mountain bike, horseback ride, or hunt big game. You can fish, explore wilderness areas, or venture into the lands of the Hole in the Wall gang where the legendary Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid once roamed. So, when you come to Wyoming visit and enjoy lands managed by the Buffalo Field Office and enjoy America's public lands!
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 Buffalo Feild Office is located at 1425 Fort Street Buffalo, WY 82834.