March 1, 2006
Contact: Lesley A. Collins
BLM Buffalo Field Office hosts Best Management Practices Workshop
On March 14, 2006, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office is hosting its 3rd Best Management Practices (BMP) workshop at 8 a.m. at the Bozeman Historic Conference Center in Buffalo, Wyoming.
The focus for this workshop is to exchange information with the oil and gas industry on restoring vegetation on public lands after the surface is disturbed. Industry representatives will also be sharing the pros and cons of different techniques and technologies they have used.
The first half of the workshop will include an overview of BLM inspection results from 2005, and update of Unites States Geological Survey (USGS) monitoring efforts, and presentations by industry representatives. The second half of the workshop will highlight sage brush steppe restoration, challenging soils and terrain, and restoration to benefit greater sage-grouse.
BMPs are innovative, dynamic, and improved environmental protection practices applied to oil and natural gas drilling and production to help ensure that energy development is conducted in an environmentally responsible manner. BMPs protect wildlife and landscapes as BLM works to develop vitally needed domestic energy sources.
For further questions please contact Bill Ostheimer or Ryan Martin at 307-684-1100.