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Rock Springs Field Office
Release Date: 09/24/10
Contacts: Shelley Gregory, 307-352-0205    
  Samantha Thurston, 307-352-0237    

Jim Bridger Power Plant 3-D Seismic Project Approved

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office has signed the Decision Record (DR) for the Jim Bridger Power Plant 3-D Seismic Project proposed by Geokinetics USA, Inc.

This project is near Point of Rocks in Sweetwater County, Wyo. in T 20 and 21 N., R 100 and 101 W. and covers approximately 39,588 acres of federal, state, and private land.

The project will provide data to develop a 3-D image of the geologic structure and stratigraphy underlying the project area. This data would significantly enhance the evaluation of potential mineral resources and, in turn, reduce the development of non-productive wells and the associated construction of new roads, well pads, pipelines, and other ancillary facilities.

An environmental assessment (EA) was prepared for this project analyzing the effects of the proposed action on a variety of resources, including visual, recreation, wildlife, and cultural. The analysis found that no significant impacts from the development of the proposed project would occur.

The EA, finding of no significant impact, and DR are available at:

For more information, contact Samantha Thurston at 307-352-0237 or

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, WY 82901  

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