52.4 - Develop year-round drilling proposals with industry in exchange for less surface impact through use of best management practices

Text from the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan, 2008, Page 45

Develop year-round drilling proposals with industry in exchange for less surface impact through use of best management practices: directional drilling, liquid gas gathering systems (reduces volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxides, and truck trips), more rapid reclamation, smaller well pads, and utilization of state of the art drill rigs, setbacks from leks, reduction of roads, and electronic monitoring.

Assessment of Status: Partially Complete

Drilling operations are using new technology such as directional drilling and liquid gathering systems. For example, the Pinedale Anticline Project Area is implementing some these best management practices. Year-round drilling proposals in trade for increased use of best management practices are evaluated on a project-by-project basis.

Supporting documentation and findings

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