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Rawlins Field Office
Release Date: 11/04/11
Contacts: Serena Baker,    

Atlantic Rim Review Team Meeting Scheduled

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) will host an Atlantic Rim Review Team meeting on Thursday, Nov. 10 beginning at 10 a.m. at the field office. 

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The meeting will give the public an opportunity to hear reports from Anadarko and Double Eagle Petroleum Companies, presentations on Mule Deer collaring, Greater Sage-grouse monitoring techniques and the Wyoming Wildlife Natural Trust Fund. BLM specialists will give progress updates on wildlife and Muddy Creek monitoring working groups; and discuss guidelines for public attendance at meetings, survey protocol modifications, and trigger and thresholds for wildlife goals. 

The Atlantic Rim Project Area (ARPA) is a multi-operator project to drill roughly 2,000 gas wells south of Rawlins, Wyo. on approximately 270,080 acres, of which 173,672 acres (64 percent) are federal surface, 14,060 acres (5 percent) are state surface, and 82,348 acres (31 percent) are private surface. The ARPA Final Environmental Impact Statement was issued in 2006, and the Record of Decision was signed March 2007. Site-specific environmental assessments are conducted for each new development within the ARPA. During the 30 to 50 year life of the project, the proposal is expected to produce nearly 1,350 billion cubic feet of natural gas, providing enough natural gas to heat 19.3 million homes for one year. 

The Atlantic Rim Review Team is comprised of federal, state, county, and private entities which are charged with monitoring project implementation. The group meets approximately every quarter during the year. 

The RFO is located at 1300 North Third Street, Rawlins, Wyo. For more information, contact Project Manager Dave Simons, 307-328-4200. 

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 N. Third Street      Rawlins, WY 82301   

Last updated: 11-07-2011