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& public access in the Laramie foothills

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The Pilot Hill Project

The objective for the Pilot Hill Project is to preserve 5,500 acres of undeveloped open space east of Laramie in order to protect the Casper aquifer drinking water resource, enhance recreational opportunities for residents and visitors, and promote economic development by providing a world-class natural amenity to attract and retain businesses and their employees.

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Why support the project?

The project will bring many benefits, including:

  1. Protection of a portion of the recharge zone to the Casper Aquifer, a primary drinking water source for a majority of Albany County residents
  2. Protection of the incredible views from Laramie east toward the Laramie Range
  3. Creation of new public access directly from Laramie to ~5,500 acres of foothills and the Medicine Bow National Forest
  4. Expansion of public recreation opportunities, which will enhance quality of life for Albany County residents
  5. Increase in tourism and economic development associated with improved access to open space and recreation
  6. Preservation of an area that offers crucial winter wildlife habitat

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2 days ago

Pilot Hill Land Purchase

Help us complete trail maintenance on several sections of land which are adjacent to the Pilot Hill Project for National Public Lands Day – Trail Clean Up (Sept.22, 2018)!

Join the Outdoor Program; Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC); the Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) office; Common Outdoor Ground (COG); the Medicine Bow National Forest; and Laramie BikeNet; For National Public Land's Day! We will be cleaning things up as well as building re-routes on a few trails to improve sustainability by minimizing erosion and improving the user experience. Join us on this full-day event that includes transportation (we are encouraging carpooling as well), lunch, tools, work gloves (please bring them if you have your own), and representatives who will help facilitate the work-day. We will wrap up the day at 3p with a celebration of our hard work.

Location: Please meet at the Outdoor Program office at 9:00am for doughnuts and a briefing on the day. Organizers would like to know if you are coming in order to plan for the right amount of food, tools, etc. Sign up at the following link. www.uwyo.edu/rec/outdoor-program/fall-events.html#National-Public-Lands-Day
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Laramie Valley Trout Unlimited presents a check to the Pilot Hill Purchase Oversight Committee to "buy an acre". Your group can also pool its resources to make larger donations - talk to us if you are interested! ...

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Photo credit: Robert Kirkwood