U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
|Release Date: 12/13/12|
BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Fremont Lake Road Improvements
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) is seeking public comment on a proposed Fremont Lake Road/County Road 23-154 improvement project and will hold an informational open house on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1625 W. Pine in Pinedale, Wyo.
The 1.5 miles of proposed road improvements would lead up to the Lakeside Lodge turnoff and improve public safety and snow removal by widening shoulders, improving drainage, replacing asphalt and providing flat areas for snow catchers.
The material needed for improving existing steep shoulders to 6:1 slopes would come from expanding existing borrow ditches along the road. In most areas, these improvements would take place within the existing 100-foot wide right-of-way; however, 11 temporary work areas totaling 6.13 acres would be needed outside the existing right-of-way.
If permitted, the project would begin in the summer of 2013 and be completed by fall of 2013.
For additional information, please visit www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/pfo/fremont.html.
An environmental assessment (EA) will analyze the effects of the construction and operation of this proposed project. The BLM is seeking constructive public comments to help identify potential issues, concerns, ideas and alternatives to be addressed in the EA. Mail or deliver written comments by 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, to the PFO, 1625 W. Pine St., P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941; or fax to 307-367-5329; or email to email@example.com with “Fremont Lake Road” in the subject line.
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
For further information, please contact PFO Realty Specialist Bill Wadsworth at 307-367-5341.
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
Pinedale Field Office 1625 West Pine Street Pinedale WY 82941
|Last updated: 12-13-2012|
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