The Greater Little Mountain Area (GLMA) is a unique high desert region regarded by biologists, resource managers and sportsmen and sportswomen to contain some of the most sensitive fish and wildlife habitat in Wyoming. This habitat also presents tremendous opportunity for hunters and anglers. The GLMA is one of the most sought after hunting areas for mule deer and elk, and its small mountain streams hold abundant cutthroat trout. All of this under a backdrop of rolling aspen groves, pine forests and red-striped badlands outdoor recreation opportunities abound. In 2008, the Greater Little Mountain Coalition (GLMC) formed to protect this region.
The Greater Little Mountain Coalition works with local stakeholders, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Bureau of Land Management to promote a balanced management plan that protects the areas hunting, fishing and recreational opportunities for future generations while supporting responsible oil and gas development.
What We've Achieved
Created an economic brochure showcasing the areas hunting, angling and outdoor recreation financial contribution to Sweetwater County.
Created a map highlighting our six management prescriptions.
Created a fact sheet to share sense of place.
Conducted GLMA tours with local decision makers and agency personnel.
o June 2016 – Rock Springs BLM and Green River WGFD. Visited habitat enhancement projects and oil and gas sites.
o June 2015 - Wyoming Governor Mead’s natural resource policy adviser. Witnessed an antelope give birth on Little Mountain proper.
o October 2014 - Sweetwater County Commission. Visited a Colorado River cutthroat trout habitat enhancement project on Gooseberry Creek.
- February 2015 - Met with Rock Springs BLM Field Office. Discussed importance of GLMA to sportsmen and women, our management vision and the Master Leasing Plan nomination.
January 2016 - submitted proposal for inclusion in BLM’s Preferred Alternative for the Rock Springs Resource Management Plan revision. Coalition crafted management proposal to protect the highest value fish and wildlife habitat while setting aside impacted areas for continued development.
January 2016 - hosted a public open house in Green River, WY to share the Coalition's vision and management proposal.
June 2016 – received letters of support from City of Green River, City of Rock Springs and Sweetwater County Commission for the Coalition’s management proposal.
July 2016 - met with Center for Environmental Quality, Bureau of Land Management and Department of Interior in Washington D.C. thanking them for their work and asking for the Coalition's management proposal be included, in its entirety, in the final Rock Springs RMP.