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Worland Field Office
Release Date: 09/19/12
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

BLM Worland Seeks Input on Bentonite Mine and Reclamation Plan

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office announces the availability of a mine and reclamation plan for a bentonite mining project in Washakie County, approximately 8 miles west of Ten Sleep, Wyo.

The mine and reclamation plan submitted by Black Hills Bentonite, LLC, and maps of the project area are available for review at:

Public input is valuable and will assist the BLM in its analysis, which will be released for public review at a later date.

The mine and reclamation plan review period runs from Sept. 20 through Oct. 19, 2012. Comments may be emailed to; please include "Black Hills Bentonite" in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to Field Manager, BLM Worland Field Office, 101 S. 23rd Street, Worland, WY 82401.

Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information, please contact BLM Planning and Environmental Coordinator Holly Elliott at 307-347-5100.

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.

Worland Field Office   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 09-19-2012