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Pinedale Field Office
Release Date: 07/08/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

BLM Pinedale Field Office Hosts Annual Planning Meeting
for Air, Water and Socioeconomics

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) will host oil and gas operators at the annual planning meeting (APM) for air, water and socioeconomic topics on Monday, Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. in the PFO Rendezvous Room at 1625 W. Pine St., Pinedale, Wyo.

Socioeconomic topics will include a summary of the development forecast and planned operations based on current commodities. An update of Sublette County Conservation District water monitoring work, the current number of operating water wells and water withdrawal volumes and an update on the draft interim plan for groundwater characterization will be given during the water portion. The air quality section will include an update by the U.S. Forest Service on an air monitoring station and a review of emissions inventory and reduction and operator contingency plans.

The meeting is open to the public who will have opportunities to comment. A complete agenda is available at

An APM is required by the 2008 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision for the Pinedale Anticline Project Area. To more fully address topics of community interest, the PFO has subdivided the original APM into three annual meetings: one focused on development, one on wildlife and one on air, water and socioeconomics. This is the first APM for air, water and socioeconomics.

For more information, please contact Shane DeForest, Pinedale Field Manager, at 307-367-5302 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   1625 West Pine Street      Pinedale WY 82941  

Last updated: 07-08-2011