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March 3, 2009

Contact:
   Shelley Gregory
   307-367-5328

BLM Seeks Nominations for Pinedale Anticline Working Group

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking for a representative from the public-at-large to serve as a member on the Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG). Nominations will be accepted until April 17, 2009.

The PAWG is a federal advisory committee whose members provide recommendations and advice to the BLM on the development and implementation of monitoring plans and adaptive management decisions in the Pinedale Anticline natural gas field. PAWG members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to serve a two-year term. The nominee must be a Wyoming citizen living near the Pinedale Anticline Project area.

Information on how to submit a nomination is available on the PAWG website: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Pinedale/pawg.html

For more information or to submit a nomination, contact: Shelley Gregory, PAWG designated federal officer, Bureau of Land Management - Pinedale Field Office, 1625 West Pine Street, P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, Wyo 82941, or email to shelley_gregory@blm.gov.

The BLM manages more land – 258 million acres – than any other Federal agency.  This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska.  The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.  The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

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