The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the BLM Buffalo Field Office, 1425 Fort Street, Buffalo, Wyo.
As part of the Fortification Creek RMPA Decision Record the BFO committed to an annual public meeting to discuss development and monitoring of performance standards. Three Plans of Development (POD) have been authorized to date, Lance Oil and Gas Company’s Camp John SMA Phase 1 Year 1 POD with 56 wells, Yates Petroleum Corporation’s Queen B POD with 15 wells, and Yates’ Elsie POD with seven wells.
An agenda for the meeting is available online at http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/bfo/fortification_creek.html.
The Fortification Creek Planning Area is located in Campbell, Johnson, and Sheridan counties, Wyo. encompassing 100,655 acres. It is home to a resident elk herd, a Wilderness Study Area (WSA), and has large areas of steep slopes and sensitive soils. There is interest in developing the area for coalbed natural gas (CBNG) and other forms of oil and gas. The Fortification Creek RMPA established seven performance standards for elk protection and a reclamation standard that operators must meet in order to develop. The meeting will discuss the current status of the performance standards and development proposals.
For more information, contact Thomas Bills at (307) 684-1133.