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Worland Field Office
Release Date: 08/03/10
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

BLM Worland Seeks Input on 3-D Geophysical Exploration Project

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office is seeking input on a proposed 3-D geophysical exploration project located approximately 3 miles southwest of Ten Sleep in Washakie County.

Koch Exploration Co. LLC proposes to use vibroseis methodology in an area comprised of approximately 18,545 acres public lands, 1,120 acres state lands and 1,627.8 acres private lands. Recording operations would begin upon approval and would be completed within two weeks.

The BLM will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) to analyze the proposed project. A scoping notice and map of the proposed project area are posted on the website at:

Public input is valuable early in the process and will enable the BLM to develop a well-informed EA. Comments should be postmarked by Sept. 2, 2010. Written comments may be emailed to (please include “Bud, Kimball, & Tensleep Anticline 3D: Scoping Comments” in the subject line) or addressed to Holly Elliott, BLM-Worland Field Office, 101 S. 23rd St., Worland, WY 82401.

For more information, please contact BLM Project Manager Holly Elliott at 307-347-5100 or at the e-mail address above.

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.

Worland Field Office   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 01-11-2011