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Release Date: 04/30/14
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

BLM Lander Seeks Input on 3-D Seismic Geophysical Survey

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office seeks input on a proposed 3-D seismic geophysical survey in the Big Sand Draw Unit located approximately 20 miles southeast of Riverton in Fremont County, Wyo.

Dawson Geophysical Company, on behalf of Devon Energy Company, L.P., submitted a proposal to conduct these surveys to examine sub-surface geologic structure.

The project area includes public, state and private surface within the Big Sand Draw drainage, including parts of Oil Mountain and Beaver Rim. The proposed surveys include: deploying helicopters, heliportable drills, seismic vibrator trucks, utility terrain vehicles, staging areas, source lines, source points, receiver lines and receiver stations.

The BLM Lander Field Office will analyze the impacts of the proposed project. Information, including a map of the area, can be found on the website at

Public input is important in identifying the level of analysis needed, alternatives to the proposed action, issues or concerns that should be analyzed or mitigated, and any other comments or ideas to help ensure the completeness of the analysis process.

Comments should be submitted by May 30, 2014, and may be emailed to; please include "Big Sand Draw 3D" in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to Bureau of Land Management, Lander Field Office, Attn: Ira Waldron, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520.

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 Natural Resource Specialist Ira Waldron at 307-332-8400.

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.

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Last updated: 04-30-2014