The McCullough Peaks Proposal is now available for public comment

Dear Friends,

McCullough Peaks Wilderness Study Area (WSA) in the Big Horn Basin could become the first designated BLM Wilderness in Wyoming!

Please read it and submit your personalized comments to the Park County Commissioners (Points to emphasize are listed below.)

Park County’s WPLI Advisory Committee has begun discussing management and designation options for High Lakes WSA and may discuss the McCullough Peaks Proposal.

Wyoming Public Lands Initiative proposal, meeting dates and minutes, as well as PowerPoint presentations, maps, and reports can be found at:

Your comments are vital to ensure lasting protection of the area.

Email comments to

Near Cody?
Attend the next meeting!

December 4 at 5:30 pm
Grizzly Hall- Park Co. Library
1500 Heart Mtn. St, Cody, WY

Points to include in comments:

The draft recommendation will be open for public comment through December 1, 2017
  • Enlarge the Wilderness: the Wilderness section north of the bisecting road is around 2,500-acres. The small size will make it easy to omit from the proposal and vulnerable to Congressional deletion.
  • Consider naming the area “The McCullough Peaks National Conservation Area” instead of a “Special Management Area” ensuring the area remains in the BLM’s National Conservation Lands System.
  • Consider closing or decommissioning the east-west portion of Deer Creek Rd, so as to create a larger contiguous Wilderness area.
  • Mechanical transport should not be allowed in the Wilderness area.

Learn more about the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) at
Please email or call WWA if you have questions.

2 Comments on The McCullough Peaks Proposal is now available for public comment

  1. Steve Christiansen | November 20, 2017 at 9:17 pm | Reply

    I am against any change in the McCullough Peaks. We ride 4-wheelers in the Peaks, we always stay on the trails and do not harm anything. We do not ride horses anymore and this would keep us off the Peaks! This is terrible and we are so disappointed in this!

  2. I am against having any of the McCULLOUGH PEAKS area designated WILDERNESS and changing the usage from what is current.

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