Sponsored by the Wyoming State Forestry Division, the purpose of the Bighorn Mountain Landowner Field Day is to offer forested landowners an opportunity to receive “on the ground” education on forest management and various assistance programs specific to private forested lands. As with past years, this event is tailored towards forested property owners, so please share this event to others who may be interested.
The agenda is below, followed by a map and directions to the Inchauspe Property. Coffee and donuts will start off the morning and a lunch will be provided. Bathroom facilities will also be located on site for participants’ convenience. Please remember to dress for all conditions including appropriate footwear. You may also want to bring a folding chair for your comfort.
For the purpose of logistics, please RSVP to Kelly Norris with the number of participants from your family that are planning to attend by June 18th. Space is not limited, but a head count is necessary for planning purposes and lunch purchasing.Kelly’s contact information is:
This event serves as an opportunity for Wyoming State Forestry Division to continue to nurture relationships with private landowners who abut forested state lands. Office of State Lands and Investments, Wyoming Game and Fish, Clear Creek and Powder River Conservation Districts, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Bighorn National Forest, and Bureau of Land Management staff will also be on hand to present information relative to state lands management, forest management projects, and other programs relevant to private landowners.
9:00 – 9:15 Coffee and Introductions
9:15 – 9:30 Inchauspe Property Management Story
9:30 – 11:00 Tour of Forest Management Projects
* Storm damage mitigation efforts (Kelly Norris & Zach Byram)
* Cross-boundary forest management and collaboration (Kelly Norris & Chris Weydeveld)
Please be prepared to walk for those who are interested. Be equipped with comfortable outdoor footwear and clothing for mountain weather. We will drive to the active management sites.
11:00 – 11:15 National Weather Service – Severe Weather Notification
11:20 – 12:45 Lunch (provided)
* Wyoming Game and Fish update (Zach Turnbull/Todd Caltrider)
* Conservation Districts update (Zach Byram and Anita Bartlett)
* NRCS update (Allison McKenzie)
* Office of State Lands and Investments update (Charles Stump)
* BLM update (Dave Morrill & Jennifer Walker)
* USFS update (Traci Weaver & Thad Berrett)
* Wyoming State Forestry update (Kelly Norris)
12:45 – 1:00 WY Tree Farm Assessment – (Rueb and O’Brian families)
1:00 – 1:30 Fuels Mitigation and Defensible Space (Chris Weydeveld)
1:30 – 1:45 Every Acre Makes a Difference (Kelly Norris)
1:45 – 2:00 Wrap up
Directions: Take Highway 16 from Buffalo to County Road 3, otherwise known as the Hazelton Road. Go approximately 12.5 miles down the Hazelton Road and turn RIGHT onto the Gold Mine Rd. Travel approximately 3.0 miles then turn LEFT to the Bettinger Cabin.