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Pinedale Field Office
Release Date: 10/28/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

JIO Plans Improvements at Boulder Lake

The Jonah Interagency Office (JIO) is planning a series of improvements at Boulder Lake this fall to enhance the popular Boulder Lake North Campground.

Livestock and off-highway vehicle use along the lake shoreline has damaged riparian habitat as well as cultural resources. The planned improvements will mitigate these impacts and improve the usage and enjoyment of the area by wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts.

  • The existing wildlife-friendly fence around the North Boulder Lake Campground will be expanded to include the Boulder Lake shoreline from the campground almost to the Boulder Lake Common Allotment (BLCA) boundary.
  • Boulders will be placed to limit motorized access to the shoreline.
  • An interpretive kiosk will be installed at the campground discussing the site’s cultural and historic significance, including John Fremont’s camp and Stoke’s Crossing.
  • A new well has been drilled in the north portion of the BLCA to provide water for livestock since their access to the lake has been reduced.

JIO Coordinator Eric Decker is enthusiastic about the Boulder Lake improvements. “We’re excited about the positive results these improvements will make for all users. This is a great example of how the BLM and other agencies can work with grazing permittees and other stakeholders to produce a win-win situation.”

More information on this JIO project is available at

For more information, please contact Decker at 307-367-5386 or

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Last updated: 10-28-2011