BLM acquisition unlocks thousands of acres, new stretch of North Platte near Casper

Some huge news for fans of some of the best trout fishing in the lower 48.

The Bureau of Land Management acquired 35,670 acres of private land southwest of Casper that will expand access to public lands and the North Platte River near Alcova Reservoir, the agency announced Wednesday.

The agency’s purchase of Marton Ranch, which borders 8.8 miles of the North Platte east of Alcova, will enable anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts to reach a new stretch of popular fly-fishing waters.

Federal ownership of the property also creates a 118-square-mile block of contiguous public land that connects 40,000 acres of formerly unreachable state and federal lands.

LINK (via Casper Star Tribune)

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