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Rock Springs Field Office
Release Date: 08/11/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

Bird Canyon EIS Scoping Report Available

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office has released the scoping report for the Bird Canyon Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The report summarizes the comments submitted by 11 separate entities during the public scoping period which ran from May 9 to June 16, 2014.

The public comments will help the BLM identify impacts, develop planning criteria and evaluate existing land use decisions while developing the EIS for the proposed 348 new natural gas wells within 17,612 acres of public land in Lincoln and Sublette counties, Wyo.

The scoping report and associated project documents are available at or the Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 N., Rock Springs, Wyo.

The next opportunity for public participation in the EIS process will be the comment period for the draft document.

For more information, please contact Spencer Allred at 307-352-0325.

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 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Rock Springs Field Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 08-12-2014