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Stand with us to preserve the beauty and integrity of Casper Mountain.
Join the CMPA in our mission to protect the lands, promote wildlife conservation, and ensure sustainable recreation and stewardship. Your support makes a difference.
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
SAY NO TO CASPER MOUNTAIN GRAVEL MINE
Join the effort
The Casper Mountain Preservation Alliance (CMPA) is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the north-facing slope of Casper Mountain. Through advocacy, education, and community engagement, we aim to preserve the mountain's natural and cultural heritage for future generations.
Your involvement is key to our success

Whether through volunteering, contributing financially, or spreading the word, your support empowers our mission to protect Casper Mountain. Join us today and be a part of making a lasting impact.

Urgent Community Action Required

Natrona County Commissioners Regular Meeting

When: The first and third Tuesday of every month at 5:30pM

Where: 200 N. Center, Second Floor Courtroom, Casper, WY 82601

CMPA MEETING

When: Thursday April 18th at 6pm
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Where: the Ag Extension Building by the Fairgrounds

This is your opportunity to stand with your neighbors, friends, and family to protect the natural beauty and health of Natrona County. Citizen comments are a pivotal part of the meeting, providing a direct platform to express your concerns and opposition.
Link ---> Board of County Commissioners

Prism Logistics was issued and has already utilized their Exploratory License in each qtr/qtr section of SEC.1/2-T32-R80W and SEC.36/35/34-T32-R80W.  This amounts to thousands of acres of leased land that expands across the foothills at the base of Casper Mountain.

Protecting the North Facing Slope of Casper Mountain for Future Generations

Our Objectives:

  • Protect and Preserve Lands: Ensuring the safeguarding of lands from industrial impacts.
  • Promote Wildlife Conservation: Enhancing habitat quality and biodiversity.
  • Facilitate Positive Recreational Use: Encouraging responsible recreation in harmony with nature.
  • Encourage Good Stewardship: Fostering responsible use and protection of natural resources.
  • Protect Air Quality: Advocating for clean air and minimal pollutants.
  • Preserve Water Resources: Safeguarding vital water resources for all.

Our Purposes

  • Advocacy and Legal Action: Active involvement in legal and policy advocacy to protect Casper Mountain.
  • Community Engagement: Building a community of supporters through outreach and education.
  • Research and Monitoring: Conducting research to inform conservation strategies
  • Partnerships and Collaboration: Working alongside various stakeholders for shared goals.
  • Public Education and Awareness: Raising awareness about the importance of conservation.
  • Long-term Conservation Planning: Developing strategies for the ecosystem's resilience and sustainability.
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Representatives

We all need to use our voices now and where they may have an impact.

Take a moment and share one reason (more if you wish) why a gravel mine on the face of Casper Mountain may be undesirable.

There are NON-RESIDENTIAL locations to mine rock in Wyoming!

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For Immediate Release

March 18, 2024

CONTACT: Michael Pearlman, Communications Director Michael.Pearlman@wyo.gov

Governor Gordon Signs Five Bills, Vetoes Bill that Would Impact Management and Use of State Lands

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon took action on six bills today, signing five bills into law. The Governor vetoed one bill that would limit Wyoming's ability to generate revenue from state lands and take management and decision-making authority away from the state.

SF0044 - Limited mining operations-amendments as originally introduced and worked by the Minerals, Business and Economic Development committee intended to address existing bonding deficiencies for issuing permits for Limited Mining Operations (LMOs). However, late amendments to the bill specifically targeted development of an exploratory license that had been previously granted for sections of state lands southwest of Casper.

In his veto letter, Governor Gordon said that the amended bill would not change the particular circumstances of that gravel operation, and there is not a pending application for a LMO from that operation. However, the bill would have had constitutional consequences as to how state lands are managed to help fund schools. These impacts included making state lands uncompetitive due to an increased setback requirement, and a requirement for counties to review and issue a conditional use permit, even though not all counties require one."

Statutory changes are not the proper place to address specific concerns for individual operations." the Governor wrote. "While Wyoming seeks to manage her state lands cooperatively with counties and their land use plans, the state is not constrained by them. State lands and minerals are important to our state's economic well-being and need to be treated the same as other lands in the state."

Governor Gordon encouraged the Joint Minerals Committee to review the original bill in the upcoming general session and examine ways to adequately address existing concerns over limited mining operations on state lands. The Governor also plans to take up the topic of mining operations on state lands at the April State Board of Land Commissioners Meeting.