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Rock Springs Field Office
Release Date: 05/27/09
Contacts: Lorraine Keith 307-352-0399    
  Samantha Thurston 307-352-0237    

Rock Springs BLM Seeks Comments on Desolation Road Exploratory Gas Wells

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office is seeking public comments on the Desolation Road exploratory gas well proposed by Samson Resources Company in Monument Valley Special Management Area. This site is approximately 3 miles north of Adobe Town Wilderness Study Area (WSA) boundary. This location is not within the WSA. The WSA is off limits to drilling.

Samson Resources Company has filed a Notice of Staking (NOS), for a wildcat (exploratory) well located on public lands within Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The well and associated roads are located in Township 16 N., Range 96 W., section 28, 27, 26, 25 on Federal Lands. This Scoping Notice is the beginning of the environmental analysis process to fulfill requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act.

There is a second well not part of any federal action since it is located in Township 16 N., Range 96 W, section 21 on Fee Lands.

The scoping notice can be found at:

If you are interested in participating in the process and have concerns, issues, or alternatives you would like addressed, please send written comments to the address listed below by June 15, 2009. When providing comments on this gas well proposal, the writer's name and address may become part of the public record.

Samantha Thurston
Natural Resource Specialist 
Re: Desolation Road Unit 
BLM Rock Springs Field Office 
280 Highway 191 North
Rock Springs, WY 82901

Comments may also be submitted electronically to: . E-mailed comments must include "Desolation Road Unit" in the subject line.

For more information, e-mail or call Samantha Thurston at (307) 352-0237. If you would like to receive a copy of the environmental document, please contact the BLM.

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  

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