September 19, 2023 |

Photo – Scheduled Meetings Poster – Courtesy Carbon County Planning

Y2 Consultants is hosting the first round of public input meetings for the Carbon County Land Use Plan update.

In June of this year, the Carbon County Planning and Development Department began the process of updating the county’s eleven-year-old land use plan. The county’s land use map determines the location for different land uses, such as residential, commercial, or agricultural. The updated map will suggest changes to the types of development that are recommended for different areas of the county.  The firm hired to create the new land use plan, Y2 Consultants, is asking for public comments on how and where the county should change.

Interim Planning Director Kristy Rowan said the first two community outreach meetings will be held next week in Rawlins and Baggs, respectively.

Attendees at the two open house meetings will be able to meet with representatives from Y2 Consultants about the land use plan.

Rowan said the planning firm will take the in-person suggestions and answers to an online survey to indicate how residents want Carbon County’s land to be used.

A link to the online survey will be included with this story after it is posted to the Bigfoot99 website.

Since the meetings are being hosted by Y2 Consultants, Rowan said she isn’t entirely sure what exactly will be presented. The interim planning director said she has been told a map will be available showing some of the proposed changes to the county’s existing land use plan.

Calls from Bigfoot99 to Y2 Consultants Range Scientist Bree Burton seeking more information about next week’s meetings were not immediately returned.

Rowan said next Wednesday and Thursday’s meetings are the first of many proposed open houses. The interim planning director said additional meetings will be held across the county. Rowan said more information will be available after concrete dates have been set.

The first Carbon County Land Use Plan community open house is scheduled for next Wednesday, September 27th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the West Room of the Jeffery Center in Rawlins. The following day, Thursday, September 28th, the next land use plan meeting will be at the Little Snake River Higher Education Center in Baggs, also from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

For any questions regarding the Carbon County Land Use Plan update or the open house meetings, please email Bree Burton at

To take the online survey, visit

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