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Rawlins Field Office
Release Date: 12/20/13
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Review Team to Meet

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) will host an Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Development Review Team meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m., in the RFO, 1300 N. Third St., Rawlins, Wyo.

The Atlantic Rim Review Team meets several times a year and is comprised of federal, state, county and private entities which are charged with monitoring Atlantic Rim Project Area (ARPA) implementation. Meeting topics will include an update on big game monitoring, sage-grouse trend modeling and a discussion of sediment and erosion best management practices. In addition, operators will be presenting their annual plans and reclamation success for the past year.

A 2007 Record of Decision authorized multiple operators to develop the 270,080 acre ARPA with approximately 2,000 gas wells south of Rawlins, Wyo. Site-specific environmental assessments are conducted for each new development. During the 30 to 50 year life of the project, the project area 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.

For more information, please visit or contact Jennifer Fleuret at 307-328-4314.

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 North Third Street      Rawlins, WY 82301  

Last updated: 01-02-2014