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BMP of Oil and Gas Development

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BMP ID: 175
Title: Activities associated with oil and gas exploration and development are restricted to outside the riparian vegetation zone.
Text: "For the protection of perennial water impoundments and streams, and/or riparian/wetland vegetation zones, activities associated with oil and gas exploration and development including roads, transmission lines, and storage facilities are restricted to an area beyond the riparian vegetation zone. [Stip. Code: CO-28] Exceptions: This stipulation may be excepted subject to an on-site impact analysis with consideration given to degree of slope, soils, importance to the amount and type of wildlife and fish use, water quality, and other related resource values. This stipulation will not be applied where the Authorized Officer determines that relocation up to 200 meters can be applied to protect the riparian system during well siting."
Source Publication Name: Federal Lands Analysis Natural Gas Assessment: Southern Wyoming and Northwestern Colorado, Study Methodology and Results
Citation Section: Appendix 1: Leasing Stipulations Craig-Little Snake BLM
Citation Page: A1-8
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Planning / Environmental Review
• Production / Operation / Maintenance
Oil / Gas Field:  
Surface Ownership: • Federal
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
Primary Contact: BLM - Pinedale Field Office
1625 West Pine St., PO Box 768
Pinedale, Wyoming  82941  United States
Phone:(307) 367-5300     Alt. Phone:
Alternate Contact:  
Categories: Aquatic and Riparian Values
Location: Western Region
• Aquatic/Riparian Species
Vegetation Types:
• Riparian
General Comments:
Cost-Benefit Analysis:
BMP Efficacy:
Date Entered: 2009-02-04 13:04 UTC
Last Updated: 2009-02-19 15:11 UTC