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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approve of the Pilot Hill land purchase

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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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Fundraising efforts continue for the purchase of over 5,500 acres east of Laramie. We'll be at the Laramie Jubilee Days street market this Friday, July 13 from 11-8 in downtown Laramie. We are excited to share information about the purchase with current and many former residents of Albany County as they return for Wyoming's Hometown Celebration. Hope to see you there! vimeo.com/268449909This is "Pilot Hill Project" by square state film on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. ...

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2 weeks ago

Pilot Hill Land Purchase

The Pilot Hill Project is participating in our hometown 4th of July, "Freedom Has A Birthday" celebration at Washington Park in Laramie on Wednesday. We'll be there to answer questions and share updates about the land purchase. We look forward to visiting with many of the citizens of Albany County. Concerned about parking? Consider riding your bicycle and utilize bike valet parking provided by Laramie Bikenet (located just north of the Laramie Bandshell @ Shelter #3) ...

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Photo credit: Robert Kirkwood