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Rawlins Field Office
Release Date: 03/09/12
Contacts: Serena Baker,    

Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Review Team Meeting Scheduled

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) will host an Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Review team meeting on Friday, March 23, beginning at 10 a.m. at the field office.  

The meeting will give the public an opportunity to hear updates from BLM specialists on wildlife, big game and song birds, as well as mule deer collaring and Greater Sage-grouse monitoring techniques. Progress reports will be presented by the Muddy Creek monitoring working groups. Other items discussed will include 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, 82,348 acres (31 percent) are private surface, and 14,060 acres (5 percent) are state surface. The ARPA final environmental impact statement was issued in 2006, and the record of decision was signed in 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 development is expected to produce nearly 1.35 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, visit: For specific questions, contact Project Manager David 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: 03-09-2012