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Rock Springs Field Office
Release Date: 07/30/10
Contacts: Cindy Wertz    

Bridger Coal Lease Modification

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office issued its Decision Record and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the environmental analysis for the Bridger Coal Lease Modification.

The proposed action is to modify the existing federal coal lease to include 560 acres of contiguous coal lands in Sections 12 and 24 and to grant a right-of-way to conduct surface operations in Section 36, Township 20 North, Range 100 West. The lands in Section 36 are split estate, with the State of Wyoming owning the subsurface estate and the surface estate federally owned and managed by the BLM.

To view the FONSI, or for more information, visit the website at:

Questions may be directed to Kimberlee Foster at 307-352-0273.

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 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Rock Springs Field Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 01-11-2011