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BLM Pinedale announces New Fork River Environmental Assessment

In support of the Department’s priority of conservation stewardship, the BLM Pinedale Field Office (PFO) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to determine the potential impacts of the New Fork River Habitat Restoration and Boat Access Project. The proposed project site is located off County Road 23-106, approximately 20 miles from Pinedale and approximately 10 miles south from Boulder.

The BLM, in cooperation with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD), is proposing a two-phase project that will improve watershed and water quality on approximately two miles of the New Fork River. Beginning in late summer of 2019, Phase I would enhance instream and riparian habitat conditions for aquatic and terrestrial wildlife for about 0.75 miles upstream, and improve facilities for recreationists. Phase II would begin implementation in the late summer of 2020 and would continue the habitat enhancements through the remaining 1.25 miles of river upstream of the boat ramp facilities, as funding is made available.

 

The EA is available for a 15-day public comment period and can be accessed at https://go.usa.gov/xmGnj. Public comment closes on June 24, 2019. You may submit your comments in writing to the BLM Pinedale Field Office, PO Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941, or via email at blm_wy_pinedale_wymail@blm.gov. Note that the email address is formatted with underscores between words: blm_wy_pinedale_wymail. Please reference “New Fork River Project” in the subject line of your email message. For more information about BLM Wyoming, please visit www.blm.gov/wyoming.

 

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