BLM issues decision for North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan



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MONTROSE, Colo.– Today the Bureau of Land Management issued the final Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan that includes additional analysis of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change effects. The analysis completed in the Supplemental Environmental Assessment incorporates changes and clarifications in response to substantive comments submitted by the public during the 30-day comment period.

As part of the decision issued today, the BLM affirms its prior decisions to approve the North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan and will approve two applications for permits to drill in the Iron Point Unit. The BLM has previously approved five applications for permits to drill in the development area. One of those approved wells is drilled and currently producing. The existing leases within the master development plan project area have been held by the proponent since 2007.

To learn more about this project and related efforts, please visit our ePlanning website for this project.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.