Wyoming recently moved to expedite the construction of a 280-foot-high concrete dam in the Medicine Bow National Forest by proposing a 6,282-acre land exchange.

The state wants 1,762 acres of federal property for a dam and reservoir on the West Fork of Battle Creek in the Sierra Madre Mountains, according to a Nov. 30, 2022, letter and map from Jenifer Scoggin, the director of Wyoming’s Office of State Lands and Investments.

Contact Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington at 732-7078 or rebecca@jhnewsandguide.com.

Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington has worked for newspapers across the West. She hosts a rescue podcast, The Fine Line. Her family minivan doubles as her not-so-high-tech recording studio.

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Judd Grossman

This article didn't help me understand what is at stake. I need more info.

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