Congressman Lummis introduces legislation consolidating and removing federal restrictions on Northeast Wyoming’s Ranch A Education Center.
Washington, DC – April 24, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — On Tuesday U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis introduced the Ranch A Consolidation and Management Improvement Act to consolidate the state-owned ranch and provide flexibility to the Ranch A Restoration Foundation that manages the property for the State of Wyoming. The legislation would consolidate Ranch A by conveying to the State of Wyoming an additional ten acres of Forest Service land that contain the Babcock House, which is already managed and maintained by the Foundation as part of Ranch A. In addition, the measure would lift federal restrictions on the use of Ranch A that currently prevents the Foundation from raising additional revenue for maintenance and improvements. Ranch A was originally deeded to the State of Wyoming by federal legislation in 1996. However, the legislation only granted a right-of-way for use of the Babcock House and restricted use of the property to educational purposes only.
“Ranch A is a real gem of northeast Wyoming, at once a historic landmark and active education center,” Rep. Lummis said. “My legislation will help ensure Ranch A’s financial self-sufficiency by removing federal restrictions on the use of this state-owned property. By also incorporating the Babcock House, we have an opportunity to make the Ranch whole under the ownership and stewardship of the State of Wyoming, where it belongs and where it will flourish. The State and Foundation have invested in and effectively managed Ranch A for years now; they don’t need the federal government looking over their shoulder to continue doing so responsibly.”
Learn more about Ranch A at: http://www.rancha.com/index.asp
Christine D’Amico (202) 225-2311
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