CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Mark Gordon has appointed eight members of a new advisory group that will develop recommendations to improve state policies related to big game migration on lands that are also suitable for mineral development in Wyoming.

The Migration Corridor Advisory Group includes representatives from the oil and gas, mining and agriculture sectors, as well as conservation, recreation and sportsmen groups and a county commissioner. The goal is for the group members to collaboratively develop recommendations in the next three months.

Its first meeting is later this month in Rock Springs.

Wyoming's major migration corridors are among the longest in North America and are essential to the health of mule deer. The routes also overlap public lands with oil, gas and other mineral resources, as well as agricultural operations.

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