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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
 
Release Date: 08/07/09
Contacts: Lorraine Keith, 307-352-0399    
  Cara Farr, 307-367-5339    

BLM Pinedale Seeks Comment on
Proposed Boulder Lake North Campground Improvements


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale field office is requesting public input on an improvement project for the Boulder Lake North Campground along Boulder Lake.

The proposal consists of the following improvements: replacing and expanding the Boulder Lake North Campground fence to block livestock and OHV access to a portion of the shoreline (foot traffic would still be allowed), drilling a water well and installing an adjacent stock tank to replace livestock use of the lake, and treating cheatgrass infestations.

The Boulder Lake area encompasses approximately 5,055 acres in Sublette County, about seven miles southeast of Pinedale. The area provides important habitat for mule deer, moose, pronghorn, sage-grouse, pygmy rabbits, birds of prey and other migratory birds. Recreational uses include: camping, fishing, boating, hiking, and off-road vehicles. The allotment includes the historic John Fremont’s camp and Stoke’s Crossing.

Currently the area is being degraded by livestock use and trespass by Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs). The BLM proposes to address these impacts by reducing livestock use of the area and eliminating illegal OHV use around critical recreational and historic sites, and treating 100 acres of cheatgrass (an invasive exotic grass) in the allotment.

We will accept scoping comments Aug. 1 - Sept. 15, 2009. For more information, or a copy of the Scoping Notice please contact Cara Farr at: 307-367-5339. Please send comments to: BLM Pinedale Field Office at 1625 West Pine Street, mail to: P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941; or email: pinedale_wymail@blm.gov; be sure to include the phrase “Boulder Lake North Campground” in the subject line. Comments may also be faxed to: 307-367-5329.  (Click here to view the Scoping Notice)

Your comments are very important and will be considered in the environmental analysis process. The public comments and information submitted regarding this project including names, email addresses and street addresses of the respondents will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) weekdays, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name, address, or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this plainly at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individual identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. All individuals that comment will be added to the mailing list for this project to provide you future information regarding the EA.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Pinedale Field Office   1625 West Pine St.      Pinedale, WY 82941  

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