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Buffalo Field Office
Release Date: 10/19/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

Fortification Creek RMPA Monitoring Meeting Scheduled

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office (BFO) will host a Fortification Creek Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) Monitoring meeting on Nov. 7.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Johnson County Fire Station at 790 Volunteer Lane in Buffalo, Wyo.

As part of the Fortification Creek RMPA Decision Record, the BFO committed to an annual public meeting to discuss development and monitoring of performance standards. Two Plans of Development (POD) have been authorized to date, Lance Oil and Gas Company’s Camp John Special Management Area Phase One Year One POD with 56 wells, and Yates Petroleum Corporation’s Elsie POD with seven wells.

A draft agenda for the meeting is available online at

The Fortification Creek Planning Area is located in Campbell, Johnson, and Sheridan counties, Wyo. encompassing 100,655 acres. It is home to a resident elk herd, a Wilderness Study Area, and has large areas of steep slopes and sensitive soils. There is interest in developing the area for coalbed natural gas and other forms of oil and gas. The Fortification Creek RMPA established seven performance standards for elk protection and a reclamation standard that operators must meet in order to develop. The meeting will discuss the current status of the performance standards and development proposals.

For more information, contact Thomas Bills at (307) 684-1133.

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: 10-19-2012