February 23, 2006
Contact: Andrew Tkach
BLM Issues Decision on Clark 3-D Geophysical Project
The Cody Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management has issued a decision and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) regarding a proposal by Windsor Wyoming, LLC to conduct a 3-D geophysical survey in a 47 square mile area near Clark, Wyoming.
The decision approves the project as described in the proposed action of the environmental assessment released in December 2005, but modifies the proposal to require additional helicopter access for shotholes in the western portion of the Bald Ridge area, and to eliminate a small number of shotholes near the mouth of the Clarks Fork canyon. Numerous other measures designed to reduce or eliminate project impacts, called “Project Design Features”, are also incorporated in the decision.
The BLM’s decision is in regard to those portions of the project on BLM-managed public lands only. The decision neither creates nor denies any rights on private or state lands within the project area. The Forest Service has issued a separate decision regarding the National Forest System lands involved.
A copy of the decision can be obtained by visiting or writing:
BLM - Cody Field Office
PO Box 518
1002 Blackburn Avenue
Cody, WY 82414
The Decision Notice and FONSI will also be posted at: www.wy.blm.gov/nepa/cyfodocs/clark3d/index.htm