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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wyoming State Office
 
Release Date: 02/01/12
Contacts: Beverly Gorny    
  307-775-6158    

BLM Hosts Gateway West Sage-Grouse
Public Information Meetings in Wyoming and Idaho


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will present information and answer questions about the sage-grouse habitat equivalency analysis (HEA) for the proposed Gateway West Transmission Line Project at two public information meetings in February in Wyoming and Idaho. The HEA serves as one part of the Framework for Sage-Grouse Analysis for Interstate Transmission Lines, developed by the BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

The meetings will be held as follows:

          Cheyenne, Wyoming
          Wednesday, Feb. 15
          Noon - 4 p.m.
          BLM Wyoming State Office
          First Floor Conference Room
          5353 Yellowstone Road

          Boise, Idaho
          Friday, Feb. 17
          Noon - 4 p.m.
          Red Lion Boise Hotel
          Cottonwood Room
          1800 Fairview Ave.

The Gateway West Transmission Line project is jointly proposed by Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power, and would result in construction of nearly 1,100 miles of high voltage transmission lines across southern Wyoming and southern Idaho. The project proponents have applied to the BLM and U.S. Forest Service for right of way grants to construct, operate and maintain transmission lines from the proposed Windstar substation near Glenrock, Wyo. to the proposed Hemingway substation near Melba, Idaho, approximately 20 miles southwest of Boise.

For more information, please contact Walt George, BLM project manager, at 307-775-6116, or wgeorge@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: 02-01-2012