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Pinedale Field Office
Release Date: 01/31/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

Appointments Made to Pinedale Anticline Working Group

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) has received confirmation of the appointment of nine new members, bringing the total PAWG membership to a full board of ten.

All ten members are appointed to achieve balance within three representative categories and throughout the PAWG itself. Gary Rees, representing the public-at-large in Category II, is the PAWG’s one previously appointed member. The nine new appointees are as follows:

Michael Kramer Category I - Adjacent Landowner
Paul Hagenstein Category I - Grazing Permittee
Cally McKee Category I - Energy and Mineral Development
Joy Bannon Category II - Dispersed Recreation
Stephanie Kessler Category II - Environmental Organization
Thomas Kearns Category II - Public-at-Large
Bart Myers Category III - Local Government (Sublette County)
Eugene Ninnie Category III - Local Government (Town of Pinedale)
John Anderson Category III - Academician

The PAWG is tasked with providing recommendations and advice to the BLM on the development and implementation of monitoring plans, mitigation and adaptive management decisions pertinent to oil and gas activities in the Pinedale Anticline Project Area.

The next PAWG meeting will take place on Thurs., Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. in the Pinedale Field Office Rendezvous Room at 1625 W. Pine St., Pinedale, Wyo. The agenda includes an orientation session for new PAWG members and updates on water and air quality.

Additional information about the PAWG can be found at:, or by contacting Shelley Gregory at 307-315-0612 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.

Pinedale Field Office   PO Box 768      Pinedale WY 82941  

Last updated: 01-31-2011