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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
 
Release Date: 10/28/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

PAPO Plans Sagebrush Fertilization Flights


The Pinedale Anticline Project Office (PAPO) will be using a fixed-wing aircraft to fertilize approximately 1,000 acres of sagebrush on the Mesa in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 15 winter stipulations for big game.

The sagebrush fertilization project in the Pinedale Anticline Project Area (PAPA) is intended to offset direct and indirect habitat losses on and adjacent to natural gas development sites in the PAPA by increasing sagebrush production, enhancing available winter forage and potentially increasing palatability and nutrient quality for big game and other wildlife.

More information on the sagebrush fertilization project is available at http://www.wy.blm.gov/jio-papo/papo/wildlife/mitigation.htm or http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/pfo/mesasage.html.

For more information, please contact PAPO Coordinator Eric Decker at 307-367-5386 or edecker@blm.gov.



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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Last updated: 10-28-2011