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Pinedale Field Office
Release Date: 12/16/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory,    

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Adaptive Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office is seeking public comment on a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) proposed adaptive management (AM) change to the Pinedale Anticline Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision (ROD).

The AM proposal would extend an air quality analyst contractor position through June 2014, an additional 28 months to the time allotted in ROD Chapter 4, Section 6a, Page 27. The DEQ proposal is in response to the continued significance and complexity of air quality issues related to the Pinedale Anticline and surrounding area.

If approved, there are two options to fund the $169,000 position extension: with the Pinedale Anticline Project Office (PAPO) Mitigation and Monitoring Fund, the DEQ-preferred option, or with unspent ambient monitoring funds, as described in ROD Chapter 4, Section 6b, Page 27.

After a review of the proposal, it was determined that public input is needed before the BLM can fully consider the AM change or the PAPO Board can allocate funding. Comments on the proposal will be accepted until close of business on Jan. 6, 2012. Mail or deliver written comments to: Pinedale Field Office, 1625 W. Pine St., P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941. Comments can also be emailed to or faxed to 307–367-5329.

Additional proposal materials are available on the ROD webpage at

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 

For more information, please contact Pinedale Anticline Project Office Coordinator Eric Decker at 307-367-5386.

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.

Pinedale Field Office   1625 West Pine Street      Pinedale, WY 82941  

Last updated: 12-16-2011