BLM follow-up on dumpsites near Big Piney
by Bureau of Land Management
January 10, 2018
As part of the BLM’s mission to keep public lands healthy and productive, the Pinedale Field Office recently cleaned up two dumpsites in the Big Piney area.
The BLM informed the public in April 2017 of a large dumpsite on public land, near the Rocky Mountain Power Chimney Butte Substation and Calpet Road. Based on the size, illegally dumping of garbage has occurred for years. With the assistance of a private company, the BLM cleaned up the site and surrounding public land.
The second dumpsite BLM cleaned up consisted of approximately 80 gallons of used motor oil. Cleanup of the oil was complicated due to the containers being shot.
The total cost of the cleanups was $14,100.
To date, BLM has no suspects for either dumpsite but law enforcement continues to investigate.
The BLM is urging people to stop dumping on public lands. There is a significant cost to the taxpayer for cleaning up dumpsites on public land each year. Sublette County is an amazing place and all people should be able to enjoy their public lands free from dumps.
People can anonymously report suspicious activity on public lands to the BLM Law Enforcement Ranger Cody Martin at 307-367-5384.