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Rock Springs Field Office
Release Date: 08/12/09
Contacts: Lorraine Keith 307-352-0399    
  John MacDonald 307-352-0238    

BLM Rock Springs Office to Host Tour of
Proposed Well Site in Wild Horse Basin

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office will host a public tour of the proposed “North Dutch John No.1 well” in Wild Horse Basin south of Rock Springs, Wyo. The tour departs the BLM office, located at 280 Highway 191 North, promptly at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009. The tour is expected to last four hours, and participants are advised to bring high clearance vehicles, appropriate clothing, and water and food if desired.

The proposed well would be located on abandoned well pad and road to limit new surface disturbance. The site is in elk and mule deer crucial winter range, and if approved, the drilling would be restricted from Nov. 15 through Apr. 30. The proponent has agreed to avoid drilling activities from Sept. 1, through Nov. 30 to eliminate interference with archery and rifle hunting seasons.

Comments on the project will be accepted through Aug. 26, 2009. Please include “North Dutch John Well” in the subject line. Comments may be mailed or hand delivered to: Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyo. 82901. Comments may also be emailed to , or faxed to 307-352-0329. In order to be given full consideration, comments need to be postmarked by Aug. 26, 2009. 

For more information please call John MacDonald at 307-352-0238.

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.

Rock Springs Field Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901  

Last updated: 08-12-2009