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March 13, 2009

    Lorraine Keith, 307-352-0399
    Shelley Gregory, 307-367-5328

PAWG Socioeconomic Task Group
 Plans March 25 Meeting

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office will host the Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) Socioeconomic Task Group at 9:00 a.m. on March 25, 2009, at 1625 West Pine in Pinedale, Wyo.

The meeting agenda will include a review of the 10-year rolling projections from the Annual Planning Meeting and a discussion of how socioeconomic impacts will be calculated.

Task Group meetings are open to the public. For more information, please contact the BLM Pinedale Field Office at 307-367-5300 or visit at 1625 West Pine Street, Pinedale, Wyo.

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.

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