PAPO and JIO Boards of Directors to meet May 6 in Pinedale
Review mitigation projects and discuss budgets
by Bureau of Land Management
April 25, 2016
The Pinedale Anticline Project Office (PAPO) and Jonah Interagency Office (JIO) boards of directors will meet on May 6, at the Bureau of Land Management Pinedale Field Office, 1625 W. Pine St., Pinedale, Wyoming.
The PAPO Board will meet at 8 a.m. to review and make decisions on eight mitigation projects submitted by the public for potential 2016 funding. Public comments were received on the project proposals.
The eight projects include: Sage-Grouse habitat assessment, invasive species control, wildlife-friendly fence conversion within the Hoback to Red Desert mule deer migration corridor, wildlife-friendly fence conversion on the Murdock Ranch near Pinedale, a conservation easement for the Luman Ranch, New Fork streambank restoration/improved boat access, a proposed water well near Boulder and grant funding assistance to the Sublette County Conservation District for small "great conservation idea" projects. PAPO updates on funded projects, including on-going Sage-Grouse mitigation efforts, will also be presented.
The JIO Board will meet immediately after the PAPO meeting concludes at 10 a.m. (estimated time) to discuss funded mitigation projects.
Both boards will also review updated budgets that were approved at the last budget meeting held in Cheyenne on December 4, 2015. The PAPO Board will also be advised on how the downturn in the oil/gas industry may affect the PAPO budget in the next few years.
All PAPO and JIO board meetings are open to the public.
Additional information on the PAPO and JIO is available at www.wy.blm.gov/jio-papo/ including the projects that were posted for public comment.
For more information, please contact Eric Decker at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 307-367-5386.