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Release Date: 07/23/12
Contacts: Shelley Gregory,    

Pinedale Anticline Working Group Holds Meeting and Field Tour

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. at the Pinedale Field Office, 1625 W. Pine St. in Pinedale, Wyo., and conduct a field tour on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

The Aug. 7 meeting is open to the public and will focus on the Wyoming Mitigation Initiative; BLM Wyoming’s reclamation policy; natural gas field monitoring; the “Monitoring for Reclamation Success” plan; operator erosion control, revegetation and restoration measures; and a discussion of options for continuing PAWG input regarding Pinedale Anticline Project Area (PAPA) monitoring and reclamation.

The Aug. 8 PAPA field tour will highlight topics such as site stabilization and wildlife mitigation projects, and visit various well pads in different stages of reclamation. The field tour is open to the public and will depart from the PFO at 7:45 a.m. Bus space is limited; interested persons should reserve a seat by contacting Eric Decker at 307-367-5386 by Aug. 3. Participants should arrive 15 minutes before departure and bring refreshments as the tour will continue through the afternoon.

The PAWG is tasked with providing balanced recommendations to the BLM on the development and implementation of monitoring plans, mitigation and adaptive management decisions pertinent to oil and gas activities in the PAPA. Interested parties may contact the PAWG directly by emailing

Additional information about the PAWG as well as the agendas for the meeting and field tour can be found at

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

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.

  1625 West Pine Street      Pinedale WY 82941  

Last updated: 07-23-2012