Articles written by Joy Ufford

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  • 'Keeping Wyoming Wyoming'

    Joy Ufford, Sublette Examiner Via Wyoming News Exchange|Dec 1, 2022

    PINEDALE - Conservation easements – a landowner's sale or donation of development rights in exchange for perpetual protection of an important agricultural landscape – are not new. But as Wyoming's rural counties face explosive growth of land costs, more ranch families and landowners are seriously considering conservation easements as a way to pass their livelihoods to the next generations. They are very detailed arrangements – contracts, really – and should involve the entire family. Some in...

  • BLM seeks input on horse plan

    Joy Ufford, Sublette Examiner Via Wyoming News Exchange|Mar 11, 2020

    PINEDALE - The High Desert District's wild horse draft environmental impact statement and proposed Bureau of Land Management revisions for its management are open for public comment through April 30. The BLM's "preferred alternative" would remove about 74 percent or 1,529 of the wild horses from four herd management areas or HMAs, where populations are well above its current appropriate management levels or AMLs. HMA acreage where BLM actively manages wild horses would be reduced by about 87 per...