Hiawatha Regional Energy Development Project, Environmental Impact Statement

SWCA Environmental Consultants
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management


The Questar Exploration & Production Company and Wexpro Company (Operators) have proposed to drill exploratory and development wells in their leased acreage within the Hiawatha and Canyon Creek gas field (Project Area) located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, and Moffat County, Colorado. The oil and gas leases covering 97% of these lands are issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the State of Wyoming, the State of Colorado, and private landowners. The BLM Rock Springs Field Office (RSFO) in Wyoming and the Little Snake Field Office (LSFO) in Colorado manage the BLM surface estate and federal mineral estate within the Project Area. Wells currently exist in the Project Area, and many of the oil and gas leases date back to the 1920s. For the Hiawatha Regional Energy Development Project (Proposed Action), the Operators propose to drill as many as 4,208 new wells.