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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
 
Release Date: 04/11/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Pinedale Issues Wyoming Range Mule Deer Habitat Project Decision


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office has issued the finding of no significant impact (FONSI) and decision record (DR) for the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Habitat Project in Sublette and Lincoln counties, Wyo.

The DR approves phased vegetation treatments to improve crucial winter and transition habitat for mule deer. The treatments will target sagebrush, bitterbrush, mountain mahogany, salt desert shrub and aspen with mowing, aeration, seeding, pitting, Spike® herbicide, fencing, conifer thinning and prescribed burning over a period of eight to ten years. The vegetation treatments are intended mainly to enhance mule deer habitat but will also benefit Greater Sage-Grouse, pronghorn, elk, moose and migratory bird species.

The nearly 30,000 acre project area is located on BLM and state lands along the eastern front of the Wyoming Range extending from south and east of LaBarge, Wyo., to northwest of Big Piney, Wyo.

The environmental assessment, FONSI and DR are available for viewing at the Pinedale Field Office, 1625 W. Pine St., Pinedale, Wyo. or online at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/pfo/wy-range.html.

Appeals to this decision must be submitted according to the process detailed in the DR. Any appeal must be received by May 12.

For additional information, please contact Rusty Kaiser at 307-367-5317.

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the individual listed above during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the below individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.



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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Pinedale Field Office   1625 West Pine Street      Pinedale, WY 82941  

Last updated: 04-15-2014