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Introduction

Land Conservation and Acquisition Tools

       Section Outline
       Introduction
       Fee Simple Land Acquisition
       Conservation Easements

              Use of Conservation Easements in Wyoming
              Conservation Easement Criteria
              Terms and Restrictions
              Creating a Conservation Easement
              Wyoming Legislation Pertaining to Conservation Easements

       Purchase of Development Rights
       Land Exchange

              Land Suitable for Land Exchange
              U.S. Forest Service Land for Timber Exchange

       Donation
       Sources/Additional Resources

Land Trusts and Conservation Partners in Wyoming

       Section Outline
       Land Trusts in Wyoming and the Region
       Conservation Buyers in Wyoming

Sources of Funding for Land Acquisitions and Easements

       Section Outline
       Introduction

Sources for Land Stewardship

       Section Outline
       Introduction

Public Agency Participation in Local Land Use Planning

       Section Outline
       Introduction
       Public Agency Interest in Local Land Use Planning
       USFS 2007 Open Space Conservation Strategy Introduction
       Value of Agency Participation in Local Land Use 
       Key Components to Commenting on Local Land Use Actions
       Resources for Collaboration, Cooperation, and Consensus Building

              Collaboration and Federal Agencies
              Collaborative Process at the University of Wyoming
              Coordinated Resource Management
              The Wyoming Department of Agriculture

       Sources/Additional Resources

Overview of Wyoming Land Use Planning Laws and County Regulations

       Section Outline
       Introduction
       History of Land Use Regulations in Wyoming

              Comprehensive Plan/Land Use Plan
              Zoning
              Subdivision Regulations
              Statutes

       Sources

Appendices

Appendix 1: Case Study 1 - Path of the Pronghorn
Appendix 2: Case Study 2 - The North Platte River

Appendix 3: Additional Resources

List of Figures

Figure 1 - Land ownership in Wyoming
Figure 2 - USFS land and land trust holdings in Wyoming
Figure 3 - Private inholdings in national forest land in Wyoming

List of Tables

Table 1 - Land trusts and conservation partners in the Rocky Mountain region
Table 2 - Land trusts and conservation partners in Wyoming
Table 3 - National and regional organizations that provide analysis, information, and coordination for land preservation
Table 4 - Sources of federal funding for land acquisitions and easements
Table 5 - Wyoming state and local sources of funding for land acquisitions and easements
Table 6 - Private sources of funding for land acquisitions and easements that are applicable to Wyoming
Table 7 - Federal sources for land stewardship
Table 8 - Wyoming state and local sources for land stewardship
Table 9 - Private sources for land stewardship that are applicable to Wyoming
Table 10 - Wyoming counties with comprehensive plans, zoning, and subdivision regulations
Table 11 - Access information for county comprehensive plans, zoning, and subdivision regulations and contact information for Wyoming county planning departments

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