May 31, 2006
Contact: Rey Adame 307-352-0399
Mike Stiewig 307-367-5363
Jonah Interagency Mitigation and Reclamation Office (JIO)
Now Accepting Project Applications through June 30th
The Jonah Interagency Mitigation and Reclamation Office (JIO) will begin accepting project applications through June 30, 2006.
The JIO was created by the Jonah Project Record of Decision (ROD) to provide overall management of field monitoring and mitigation activities, both on- and off-site. To perform these functions, the JIO manages a $24.5 million monitoring and mitigation fund donated by EnCana Oil & Gas (USA), Inc.
The ROD represents an innovative approach to encouraging industry to minimize the footprint of development, maximize recovery of natural gas and speed up the reclamation process. The JIO provides a crucial mechanism to further mitigate project impacts by funding and implementing both on- and off-site monitoring and mitigation projects.
“The JIO office is 107 1/2 Pine St., in Pinedale (located behind High Mountain Real Estate, entering from Fremont St.). The JIO will be accepting applications for projects from interested parties through June 30th,” said Mike Stiewig, JIO project coordinator. Project application form and guidelines are on the JIO website, at: http://www.wy.blm.gov/jonah_office/.
If you have questions, contact Stiewig at 367-5363 or the JIO office number 367-3991.