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Pinedale Field Offices
Release Date: 08/06/09
Contacts: Lorraine Keith 307-352-0399    
  Tim Zebulske 307-367-5336    

BLM Pinedale Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Jonah Geophysical Survey

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office is seeking public comment on the draft environmental assessment (EA) to conduct 3D geophysical exploration on 170 square miles (108,800 acres) of federal lands in southern Sublette Co., Wyo.

The project area includes lands in the BLM Pinedale and Rock Springs Field Offices. The project will evaluate mineral resources in the area, thereby reducing the potential for non-productive wells and optimizing the positioning of wells drilled in the future. Equipment for the geophysical exploration would consist of buggy type vibrators.

The EA will be available for review August 6, 2009 at Printed copies or a CD of the EA will also be available at the front desk of the Pinedale and Rock Springs Field Offices during regular business hours. The public comment period runs August 4, through August 18, 2009.

For more information, please contact Tim Zebulske at, 307-367-5336. Please send comments to: BLM Pinedale Field Office at 1625 West Pine Street, mail to: P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941; or email:; be sure to include the phrase “Jonah 3D project” in the subject line. Comments may also be faxed to: 307-367-5329.

Before including address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in comments, be aware that the entire comment - including personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time. While individuals may request that the BLM withhold personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee this information will be withheld. The BLM will not consider anonymous comments. All submissions from organizations and businesses, from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Pinedale Field Offices   1625 West Pine Street      Pinedale, WY 82941  

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