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February 11, 2009

    Bruce Collins, 

BLM Oil & Gas Industry Conference Focuses on 
Road, Highway and Pipeline Projects

Nearly 200 attendees are anticipated to attend the fifth, semi-annual Industry/Government Conference to be held on Feb. 25, 2009, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jeffrey Memorial Community Center in Rawlins, Wyo.

The main focus of the one-day conference will be to discuss information related to road, highway, and pipeline transportation issues, with some follow-up on topics dealing with surface disturbance reclamation and oil/gas operations.

“We encourage energy industry representatives, land owners, government representatives from all levels, and any other interested parties to participate,” said Patrick Madigan, Rawlins Field Office Manager.  “These semi-annual conferences are a public outreach initiative of our Energy Act Pilot Office to better inform and communicate ongoing efforts within the BLM and the Rawlins Field Office,” he said.

Presenters will include employees from the BLM, Wyoming Department of Transportation, Natural Resources Group, LLC, KC Harvey Soil and Water Resource Consulting and local county engineers.

For more information about the conference contact the Rawlins Field Office or Public Affairs Specialist, Bruce Collins, at 307-328-4329. 

The BLM manages more land – 258 million acres – than any other Federal agency.  This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska.  The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.  The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.