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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/15/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory,    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Pinedale Field Office Hosts Public Mule Deer Meeting


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) in coordination with the Pinedale Anticline Project Office (PAPO) will host a mule deer-focused public meeting on Feb. 23 at 9:00 a.m. in the PFO’s Rendezvous Room at 1625 W. Pine St. in Pinedale, Wyo.

This meeting is a follow-up to the Oct. 27, 2010 Wildlife Annual Planning Meeting (APM). The steps the BLM has undertaken in the interim and the selection process to be used for future mule deer mitigation projects will be presented. Public comments regarding the selection process and possible mitigation planning and implementation will be taken.

The Sept. 4, 2010 Mule Deer Monitoring Annual Report for the Pinedale Anticline Project Area (PAPA) is available on the JIO/PAPO website at www.wy.blm.gov/jio-papo/papo/index.htm.

As directed in the 2008 PAPA Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) Record of Decision (ROD), a general APM is scheduled each year encompassing a wide range of PAPA topics. However, a separate Wildlife APM was established to coincide more closely with the availability of wildlife data and to allow for a deeper and more efficient discussion of wildlife issues. Additional follow-up meetings are scheduled as needed.

The agenda is available at www.wy.blm.gov/jio-papo or www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Pinedale/anticline.html under the Wildlife heading. Please contact Shane DeForest, Pinedale Field Manager, at 307-367-5302 or sdefores@blm.gov for more information.



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 Street      Pinedale, WY 82941  

Last updated: 02-15-2011