There will be plenty of entertainment to keep you busy during the Eclipse Festival. Natrona County Emergency Management would like to remind everyone of the importance of safety. Read on...
2017 Eclipse Festival
On August 21, 2017, join scientists, photographers, eclipse chasers and thousands of residents from across the globe in a march to the Line of Totality in Casper. With an altitude over 5,000 feet and high probability of clear skies, our little Wyoming town will be one of the best places in the nation to view this celestial spectacle.
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The Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) is a collaborative, county-led process intended to result in one, multi-county legislative lands package that is broadly supported by public lands stakeholders in Wyoming, and advanced to the Congressional delegation for introduction in Congress. The ultimate goal is a new federal law that governs the designation and management of Wyoming’s 42 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and 3 U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) in Wyoming; and, where opportunities exist, addresses other public land management issues affecting the broader landscape.
The Wyoming County Commissioners Association (WCCA) has established principles and guidelines for the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI). Details on how Natrona County is participating can be found here.
Be sure to visit the WPLI Hub for more information and an interactive map.
Would you like to learn more about what Natrona County is doing to minimize the impacts of floods, dam failures, wildfires, hazardous materials incidents, and other hazards? A draft of the County's updated Hazard Mitigation Plan is being made available for public review and comment.
The plan assesses risks posed by natural and man-made hazards, identifies ways to reduce those risks, and allows the County to be eligible for mitigation funding from FEMA.
The planning committee is now soliciting public comment on the plan before it is finalized and submitted for FEMA review and approval. The comment period will be August 17 - September 7, 2017. You can find the plan here (PDF). Hard copies will also be available for review upon request through Natrona County Emergency Management.
Website for feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NatronaHMP
Read the full press release here (PDF).