Alpine Bear Pit Use Authorization

The Bureau of Reclamation has received an application from the Wyoming Department of Transportation for material extraction near Alpine, Wyoming, for highway improvement projects. This application seeks Reclamation’s approval for a 20-year land use authorization to utilize approximately 77 acres of Federal lands for the extraction of 1,000,000 cubic yards of material and the operation of a material crushing site within Palisades Reservoir.

The Alpine Bear Pit is approximately 0.5 miles southwest of Alpine, Wyoming. It straddles the Idaho and Wyoming border and is on the east edge of the Palisades Reservoir, west of US highway 89. The land is bordered by an existing material extraction operation located on both federal owned and private lands operated by Alota Sand and Gravel. Material will be extracted during low water season, loaded and removed to an upland site above the reservoir high water line.

04/2004 Alpine Bear Pit Use Authorization FONSI and EA PDF 5.27 mb


Tara Hagen
Realty Specialist

(208) 678-0461 x 31

Bureau of Reclamation
Upper Snake Field Office
470 22nd Street
Heyburn, Idaho 83336

Rochelle Ochoa
Natural Resource Specialist
(208) 383-2277

Bureau of Reclamation
Snake River Area Office
230 Collins Road
Boise ID 83702

Last Updated: 5/26/20