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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rock Springs Field Office
 
Release Date: 09/24/12
Contacts: Serena Baker,    
  307-212-0197    

Public Land Withdrawal for BLM High Desert District/Rock Springs Field Offices


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office published a Public Land Order today in the Federal Register withdrawing and reserving 4.93 acres of public land from settlement, sale, location, surface entry and mining for a period of 20 years. The High Desert District/Rock Springs Field Offices are located on the site.

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The site is located on the east side of Highway 191 north of Rock Springs, Wyo. in Sweetwater County. The withdrawal protects the BLM’s capital improvements associated with the development, construction, and maintenance of the expanded Rock Springs Administrative Site. Structures and improvements on the site include an office building, parking lot and other public needs associated with the construction and operation of the facility. This withdrawal will not have an economic impact. It is in conformance with the 1997 Green River Resource Management Plan and is compatible with the current use of surrounding lands. The land has been and will remain open to mineral leasing. 

The Notice of Proposed Withdrawal for the Rock Springs Administrative Site was published in the Federal Register on October 5, 2000. No public comments were received. The environmental assessment, finding of no significant impact and decision record were signed on September 3, 2003. The purpose of this action is to expand the withdrawal protecting the site. 

For more information contact Diane Schurman, (307) 775-6189, dschurma@blm.gov; or Patricia Hamilton, (307) 352-0334, phamilto@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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Rock Springs Field Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 09-24-2012