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High Desert District
Release Date: 10/13/10
Contacts: Shelley Gregory,    

JIO-PAPO Accepting Applications for Off-site Mitigation Projects

The Jonah Interagency Office (JIO) and Pinedale Anticline Project Office (PAPO) will accept applications for funding off-site mitigation projects until Nov. 1.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the JIO-PAPO website at and review the JIO-PAPO strategic plans and mitigation goals to ensure that proposed projects fall within appropriate parameters. Applicants are also encouraged to visit the Jonah Infill Drilling Project and the Pinedale Anticline Project Area Records of Decision at

The Funding Application on for JIO projects or for PAPO projects should be used by applicants. Supporting documentation establishing the value and relevancy of the proposal to JIO or PAPO goals is required and will be used to evaluate applications.

Project applications and supporting documentation can be submitted by email to: (files larger than 3 MB cannot be accepted) or as hard copy to: JIO-PAPO, P.O. Box 768, 1625 W. Pine St., Pinedale, WY 82941. Receipt of applications will be verified with senders within five business days.

Project applications may be submitted at any time during the year until the deadline of Nov. 1 for consideration for the next calendar year’s funding; applications received after Nov. 1 will be considered during the next application cycle. Additional information is available at or contact John MacDonald, Acting JIO-PAPO Project Coordinator, at 307-367-5386.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

High Desert District   1625 West Pine Street      Pinedale, WY 82941  

Last updated: 10-13-2010