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Pinedale Field Office
Release Date: 12/17/10
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

BLM Pinedale Field Office Issues Decision on Archer Gravel Pit

After analysis in an Environmental Assessment (EA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Decision Record (DR) for the Archer Construction, Inc. (Archer) expansion of the Binning Sand and Gravel Pit from 10 acres to 39.9 acres.

The expansion is located approximately three miles northwest of Pinedale. Ownership will transfer to Archer from Burleigh Binning once all of the necessary operation permits are granted. The BLM will retain management of the subsurface mineral.

Sand and gravel mining at the pit began in the early 1980s and is expected to continue until 2015. Once mining has concluded, the land will be reclaimed and sold as lots for homes.

The EA, FONSI, and DR can be found at

For more information, contact Catharine Woodfield at 307-367-5360.

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.

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Last updated: 01-11-2011