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Rock Springs Field Office
Release Date: 11/17/09
Contacts: Lorraine Keith 307-352-0399    
  Kimberlee Foster 307-352-0273    

Rock Springs Field Office Seeks Public Input on Bridger Coal Lease

The Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office (BLM) is requesting public input prior to preparing an environmental assessment (EA) on Bridger Coal Company’s proposed lease modification request.

The modification would add approximately 560 federal surface acres to Bridger's existing federal lease located approximately 35 miles northeast of Rock Springs. In addition to the federal lease modification, the company plans to increase lease holdings on bordering private lands for a total increase of approximately 2,000 acres. Bridger also requests modification of their existing federal coal lease to conduct surface mining operations.

Comments will be accepted through Dec.16, 2009. Written comments should be mailed to the BLM Rock Springs Field Office, Attn: Kimberlee Foster, 280 Hwy 191, North, Rock Springs, Wyo. 82901. Comments can also be hand delivered to the BLM Rock Springs Field Office at the above address during the regular business hours, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Comments submitted via email should be addressed to Please include “Bridger Coal Lease Modification” in the subject line.

For more information, contact Kimberlee Foster 307-352-0273.

The BLM manages more land - 253 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.

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

Last updated: 02-27-2012