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Release Date: 08/10/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

BLM Rawlins Field Office Issues Decision on Jonathon Limestone Quarry

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) is issuing the decision record (DR) for the Jonathon Limestone Quarry environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI).

Located approximately 10 miles north of Laramie, Wyo., and approximately seven miles east of State Highway 30, the project area is 1,440 acres with a total disturbance of less than 640 acres. Facilities will include a quarry, access road and processing facilities. Development and recovery of the limestone will include blasting, quarrying, transporting and milling of limestone and lime products. Ancillary facilities, including a lime plant and roads, will be located on adjacent private land.

The EA, FONSI and DR are available at

The issuance of this decision initiates a 30-day appeal period. To a file an appeal, a written statement of reason must be mailed to:

Don Simpson
State Director
BLM Wyoming
P.O. Box 1828
Cheyenne, WY 82003

For further information, please contact RFO Project Manager David Simons at 307-328-4200 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.

Rawlins Field Office   1300 North Third Street      Rawlins WY 82301  

Last updated: 08-11-2011