BLM issues decision on proposed wind testing facility  

ST. GEORGE, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip Field Office issued a decision that would allow wind testing facilities to move forward on public lands located near Yellowstone Mesa, southeast of Colorado City, Arizona, on the Arizona Strip.  

“This decision supports the administration’s priorities, including identifying steps to accelerate responsible development of renewable energy on public lands and waters,” said Arizona Strip Field Manager Lorraine Christian. “This project also meets the administration’s goal of supporting the rapid development of clean energy solutions.” 

CG Hurricane Wash LLC plans to install up to eight monitoring devices including temporary, guyed meteorological towers and/or ground-based LIDAR units, which are the systems used to measure wind speeds.  On May 5, 2021, CG Hurricane Wash LLC applied to install meteorological monitoring devices to collect wind resource data for up to three years with the possibility of renewal. On August 23, 2021, they amended their application to increase their proposed project area from 17,280 acres to 49,920 acres.  

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.

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Rachel Carnahan, Public Affairs Specialist