I saw in the Bulletin’s viewpoint where Gov. Gordon said public lands “are the shared birthright of every resident of Wyoming.” I have an idea on how to boost Johnson County’s economy. Two-and-a-half miles east of where Hazelton Road and Slip Road meet is Packsaddle Canyon area. It is 20,000 acres of landlocked public land. There are huge canyons and the North Fork of the Powder River flows through it for over 7 miles – should be some great fishing. The Gordon Ranch borders this area. There is a place where only a half-mile of Gordon Ranch land keeps 20,000 acres of public land from being accessed. This place is at longitude 106 degrees 59 minutes 50 seconds, latitude 43 degrees 54 minutes 35 seconds. With a half-mile walk-in easement Gov. Gordon would let the public share in this 20,000-acre birthright with him and help Johnson County. Wyoming Game and Fish would be happy to help him set this up and even pay him for it.
I wrote Gov. Gordon last July about this access and haven’t heard from him. Maybe this letter will help.