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This document records the decision made by the Bureau of Land Management for managing public land surface and federal mineral estate in the Cave Gulch-Bullfrog-Waltman Natural Gas Development Project. The Cave Gulch-Bullfrog-Waltman project area is located in Natrona County, Wyoming within Townships 36 and 37 North (T36-37N), Ranges 86 and 87 West (R86-87W), 6th Principal Meridian. The project area encompasses approximately 25,093 acres of mixed federal, State, and private lands. Of this total, approximately 7,375 acres of surface estate are administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior (USDI), Bureau of Land Management (BLM); 1,244 acres of surface estate are managed by the State of Wyoming; and, 16,474 acres of surface estate are privately owned. Within the project area, 76.5 percent of the mineral estate is federal (19,182 acres), 3.2 percent is State (806 acres), and 20.3 percent is private (5,105 acres). See Figure 1 for the project location.


Sudocs call # I 53.59:C 31/RECORD