CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon’s office said on Wednesday that the governor’s “Platte Valley Mule Deer Local Area Working Group” are planning their first virtual meeting.

The group will work to “to review the existing designation of the Platte Valley Mule Deer Corridor and develop recommendations for the governor.”

“The working group will review the effectiveness of corridor designation on the migratory herd and make recommendations about additional opportunities for conservation,” Gordon’s office said. “The designation is part of Governor Gordon’s Executive Order 2020-1.”

“The group will also examine the impacts of restrictions on development and use of lands encompassed in the designated corridor.”

The group is comprised of the following members:

  • Carbon County Commissioner John Espy (representing local government)
  • Diana Berger and Chris Williams (representing agriculture)
  • Kara Choquette and Pete Obermueller (representing industry)
  • Joe Parsons and David Willms (representing wildlife/conservation/hunting)
  • Ed Glode (representing motorized recreation)

The virtual meeting is scheduled for 10 am Friday, Dec. 11. The public can tune into the meeting and can provide comment at the end of the meeting. People interested in attending should pre-register online.