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Jun 7, 2015 From staff reports

Officials seek input on Boysen plan

Public comment is being accepted until June 29 on the Boysen Reservoir Resource Management Plan/Environmental Assessment and Boysen State Park Master Plan draft preferred alternative.

The plan and preferred alternative will guide management of recreation and natural resources at the state park.

The preferred alternative was developed through a planning process that included a series of steering committee meetings, community meetings and community outreach. Under the preferred alternative, future development is based on a moderate increase in visitation over the next 20 years and includes additional camping facilities, showers and trails.

The plan designates off-highway vehicle use areas below the high water line to provide access to the reservoir.

The plan can be reviewed and comments can be submitted at http://boysenstateparkmasterplan.com/. Comments also can be submitted by e-mail to boyseninfo@dhmdesign.com or mailed to Wyoming State Parks, 2301 Central Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82009.

The plan also is available for review at the Hot Springs County Library in Thermopolis and the Riverton Branch Library.

For more information, call Mabel Jones at 777-6968.

Cultural groups get $18K in grants

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund recently awarded nearly $18,000 to projects in Fremont County.

The organization said the grant round was competitive with 45 "excellent" grant applications requesting essentially $1 million in grant support. The board awarded a total of roughly $196,000 to 30 cultural organizations around the state.

Awards were given to support a variety of projects, including historic preservation activities, community performances and marketing, exhibitions and museum equipment, folk arts programming, oral histories and endowment challenges.

In Fremont County, the Lander Community Foundation was granted $4,000 for its Lander Valley ranching oral history project. The anthropology department at Central Wyoming College received $1,800 for archaeology work at Dinwoody glacier. And the Wind River Visitors Council, Native American Folkways and Horse Culture, and Double D Wild Horse Sanctuary received $12,000

For more information, contact Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund administrator Renee Bovee at 777-6312 or renee.bovee@wyo.gov.

Organic certification grant available

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture is offering cost-share funds for organic certification.

The program helps defray costs of organic certification or re-certification of organic crops, wild crops and livestock. Eligible producers can receive up to 75 percent of certification costs with a maximum of up to $750 per category of certification.

For more information, visit http://agriculture.wy.gov.

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