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Kemmerer Field Office
Release Date: 08/27/12
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

BLM Kemmerer Releases Carter Lease Allotment Proposed Decision

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office has released a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) and proposed decision record (DR) for the environmental assessment (EA) of the Carter Lease Allotment grazing permit renewal.

The 257,313 acre Carter Lease Allotment is located in the checkerboard land ownership pattern, 43 percent of which is public land administered by the BLM. The allotment’s north boundary begins approximately three miles southeast of Kemmerer, Wyo., extends south and east to boundaries defined by branches of the Union Pacific Railroad between Granger, Wyo., and Evanston, Wyo., and extends west to the Albert Creek and Cumberland Flats allotments.

An EA was prepared to analyze grazing management practices within the allotment in order to promote healthy, sustainable rangeland ecosystems and continue to meet rangeland health standards.

The EA, FONSI, proposed DR are available at Instructions for protesting this proposed decision are outlined in the DR. Protests must be received at the BLM Kemmerer Field Office, 312 Highway 189 N., Kemmerer WY 83101, by Sept. 17.

For more information, please contact Scott Whitesides at 307-828-4518.

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.

Kemmerer Field Office   312 Highway 189 North      Kemmerer WY 83101  

Last updated: 02-22-2013