Conservationists eye 15 Mile Basin for protection June 10, 2011 Wyoming

Conservationists eye 15 Mile Basin for protection  June 10, 2011  Wyoming  Management  Billings Gazette

Mule deer and pronghorn rely upon the area for their winter survival. Prairie dog complexes support hawks, golden eagles, burrowing owls, foxes, badgers, bobcats and coyotes. “While everyone's attracted to the mountains, there's something special about ..The 15 Mile Basin remains the largest intact and unleased pocket of land between Wyoming’s Absaroka and Bighorn mountains. It also sits at the center of a debate over how the greater Bighorn Basin’s 5.6 million acres of public land should be managed for the future.

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