SCSD No. 2 to Move Forward with Applying for BLM Land Lease

SCSD No. 2 to Move Forward with Applying for BLM Land Lease

Photo by Matt Lavin, flickr

GREEN RIVER — Sweetwater County School District (SCSD) No. 2 will be moving forward with looking to lease land from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the use of Green River High School’s FFA program.

During last week’s school board meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved for the district to move forward with applying for a permit for the land.

The school district has been working to obtain a lease for a 5-acre parcel on BLM property to build a FFA farm lab for the FFA students.

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In order to move forward with the application process, the district was required to have the school board’s endorsement. SCSD No. 2 Superintendent Craig Barringer said that obtaining the permit does not commit the school district, but rather just allows to them to move along in the process.

Barringer said the BLM is on a 60-day hiatus and there is still a lot that needs to happen, so even if the permit is obtained, there will still be years of work before the FFA farm lab will be established.

The 5-acre parcel is located between Green River and Jamestown. The land is highlighted in pink in the image below.

Map courtesy of SCSD No. 2