MEDIA ADVISORY: Reclamation Management Availability To Discuss Seedskadee Land Revocation Issues

Media Contact: Curt Pledger, 801-379-1000
Barry Wirth, 801-524-3774

For Release: September 28, 2012

PROVO, Utah – Bureau of Reclamation Provo Area Office Manager Curt Pledger will be available for an hour prior to a scheduled public meeting in Rock Springs, Wyo. to discuss issues related to Reclamation's planned return of certain withdrawn lands associated with the Seedskadee Project on the Green River in Wyoming to the Bureau of Land Management.

As part of the project, Reclamation withdrew certain public lands from the Bureau of Land Management. Because Reclamation has no further use for the property, it has proposed to revoke the 1956 withdrawal and return the lands to the BLM. This action is the subject of a planned environmental assessment to be discussed with the public on October 2.

Because there are questions of what Reclamation proposes to do and with the eventual uses of the lands by the BLM, Pledger will discuss the proposed action with reporters prior to the public meeting.

Who: Curt Pledger, Provo Office Area Manager

What: Revocation of withdrawn Seedskadee Project lands

When: Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Time: From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – prior to the 6 p.m. public meeting start

Where: Western Wyoming Community College Room 1302 2500 College Drive Rock Springs, Wyo., 82901

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