Governor Gordon Calls for Volunteers to Serve on the Baggs Mule Deer Migration Corridor Working Group

Group’s work will support the Governor’s migration corridor Executive Order

April 14, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In early 2020, Governor Mark Gordon signed Migration Corridor Executive Order 2020-1. The Order supports conservation of mule deer and pronghorn, protects landowner rights and accommodates multiple-use opportunities. The Executive Order designated three corridors, and now the Governor and the Carbon County Commission are accepting applications to serve on the Baggs Mule Deer Migration Corridor Local Area Working Group.

The Baggs Local Area Working Group is the second group to be established as required by Executive Order 2020-1 and comes on the heels of the recently completed process for the Platte Valley Mule Deer Migration Corridor. Members will review the effectiveness of corridor designation on the migratory mule deer herd to make recommendations about additional conservation opportunities for the Baggs Mule Deer Migration Corridor and its impacts on the local economy.

“In Wyoming, local input is critical,” Governor Gordon said. “I greatly value the expertise that each member of the Working Group will bring to the table. The folks who live, work and recreate in the Baggs region will bring an invaluable perspective within the designated corridor. I urge people from the Baggs Corridor area who are interested in serving to please apply.”

The Baggs Local Working Group will meet roughly 5-6 times in person in Baggs throughout late spring/early summer 2021. The meetings will be facilitated by the Governor’s Office to make recommendations about additional opportunities for conservation, as well as to examine the impacts of any restrictions on development and use of lands encompassed in the designated corridor.

To serve on the working group, apply online via this form. The application period ends on April 30th and meetings are anticipated to start the week of May 10th. The full text of the Executive Order can be found here.