Public comment period open for Pinedale West Communication Tower project

PINEDALE - The Bureau of Land Management continues to consider and analyze diverse energy and infrastructure projects on public lands, including communications towers.  Beginning today, the Pinedale Field Office is seeking public comment concerning proposals submitted by Union Telephone to construct new communication tower(s).  

The first alternative would construct a new communication tower site located eight miles northwest of Pinedale, Wyoming on Cora Butte.  The proposal seeks to construct the communication site using an existing two-track access road, install a buried powerline to the site, and construct a 100-foot by 100-foot- site for the installation of a 100-foot-tall communications tower. 

The second alternative proposes three communication towers located in the vicinity of Daniel, Wyoming, respectively named: New Fork, Ryegrass and Webb Draw.  The proposed construction of these three sites would be the same as the Cora Butte site above.  To see the complete proposal, including all project maps, visit the project website at

Comments can be submitted via ePlanning (see link above) or via email at, with the required subject line: “Pinedale West Communication Site(s) Comments,” or via mail to: BLM Pinedale Field Office, PO Box 768, Pinedale Wyoming 82941.  Scoping comments will be accepted until June 18, 2021.

Please be advised that if you include your address, phone number, email address or other personal information in your comments, your entire comment, including your personal information, may be publicly available at any time. While you may request that we withhold your personal information from public review, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so. For more information, contact Tracy Hoover, (307) 367-5342.

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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