U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
|Release Date: 01/11/13|
BLM Pinedale Sets Annual Planning Meetings
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a Wildlife Annual Planning Meeting (APM) on Wednesday, Feb. 20 followed by a Development APM on Thursday, Feb. 21. Both meetings will be held at the BLM Pinedale Field Office, 1625 W. Pine St., Pinedale, Wyo., beginning at 8:30 a.m.
An APM is required by the 2008 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision (ROD) for the Pinedale Anticline Project Area. To more fully address topics of community interest and to coincide more closely with available data, the PFO has subdivided the original APM into three annual meetings: one focused on development, one on wildlife and one on air, water and socioeconomics.
The Wildlife APM will be conducted by the Pinedale Anticline Project Office and will include wildlife monitoring results, an update on ROD Matrix species, and an update on the proposed Sublette mule deer habitat project.
Topics for the Development APM will include recent and projected operator activities and a summary of BLM permitting and inspection activities as well as management decisions.
The meetings are open to the public with opportunities for public comment.
Current wildlife reports are available at www.wy.blm.gov/jio-papo. APM information can be found at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Pinedale/anticline.html.
For more information about the Wildlife APM, please contact Eric Decker at 307-367-5386. For more information about the Development APM, please contact Tim Zebulske at 307-367-5336.
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: 02-05-2013|
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