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Rock Springs Field Office
Release Date: 08/20/09
Contacts: Lorraine Keith, 307-352-0399    
  Carol Montgomery, 307-352-0344    

BLM Rock Springs Office Seeks Public Input On Land Lease
for New Fire Station and Training Facility

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office is seeking comments on the suitability and specific use of a parcel of land for a fire facility proposed under the Recreation & Public Purposes (R&PP) Act for Sweetwater Fire District Number One.

The proposed R&PP lease and/or transfer of title would affect 20 acres of BLM-administered land located northwest of Rock Springs, Wyo. This project would allow Sweetwater Fire District Number One to provide better service to the residents of Rock Springs and Sweetwater County.

The R&PP Act allows BLM to lease or patent (transfer title) public lands to local governments at reduced rates to provide for essential public services such as police or fire stations, schools, or for community services such as parks and recreation facilities.

Written comments on this proposal should be sent to the Lance Porter, Field Manager, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs Wyo. 82901. In order to be given full consideration, comments must be postmarked by September 28, 2009.

For more information please visit the BLM Rock Springs website at, or call Carol Montgomery at 307-352-0344.

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: 01-11-2011