The Fund was created to underwrite mitigation projects for potential impacts to wildlife, air and other resources identified in the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision for the Pinedale Anticline Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Project. The Fund is managed by the PAPO Board of Directors with assistance from the PAPO and the Bureau of Land Management.
The 15 project applications, PAPO project selection criteria and a summary list of the projects, including project applicants and requested funding amounts, are available at www.wy.blm.gov/jio-papo/papo/index.htm.
Comments must be delivered or mailed to Eric Decker, PAPO Project Coordinator, 1625 W. Pine St., P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 29.
Following the public comment period, PAPO staff will review the comments and make selection recommendations to the PAPO Board which will meet in Pinedale, Wyo., on May 29 to make final project funding decisions. These decisions will be posted on the PAPO website by June 14.
For more information, please contact Decker at 307-367-5386.