Reclamation Announces Availability of EA and FONSI for Alcova-Gray Reef-Pathfinder Resource Management Plan

Media Contact: Laura Schwieger, (307) 261-5664

For Release: October 15, 2012

MILLS, Wyo. -- The Bureau of Reclamation is announcing the availability of the Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Alcova-Gray Reef-Pathfinder Reservoirs Resource Management Plan, according to Wyoming Area Manager Coleman Smith.

"The purpose of the RMP is to develop and implement land use plans and resource management decisions, and to develop and protect natural, cultural, and recreational resources at Alcova, Gray Reef and Pathfinder Reservoirs," Smith said. "The purpose of the EA is to evaluate the associated environmental effects."

Reclamation assisted Natrona County Roads, Bridges & Parks with the preparation of the integrated RMP and the associated EA. Based on the RMP/EA, Reclamation has prepared a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

The public may view the RMP/EA and FONSI at Reclamation's Wyoming Area Office located at 705 Pendell Blvd., Mills, WY.

Inquiries for additional information may be submitted to Reclamation’s Wyoming Area Office at the following address: Wyoming Area Office, P.O. Box 1630, Mills, WY 82644-1630.

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