BMP of Oil and Gas Development

View Publication

View all BMPs from this publication

Citation Label: WY001
Publication Name: Recommendations for Development of Oil and Gas Resources within Crucial and Important Wildlife Habitats (2004 and 2009 editions)
Publication Type: Report
Section Name:
Author Name: Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Other Authors:
Contractor Name:
Publication Year: 2009
Publication No.:
External Link:

http://gf.state.wy.us/downloads/pdf/og.pdf

Local Source File: WY001-og.pdf
Annotation: This document was created by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to help manage mineral development on BLM-administered lands, although its practices may also be applied to other categories of ownership. The document describes threats to terrestrial and aquatic species and suggests management practices for protecting those species from the harmful effects of oil and gas development. The document begins with general wildlife-related concepts and later recommends management practices for specific species. The appendices include a list of standard management practices for oil and gas development, a list of practices that can mitigate wildlife impacts, lists of priority areas in Wyoming for conservation, and a list of grassland obligate species. BMPs in the database were derived from the 2004 version. A 2009 update is now available and will be added to the database as time permits.
Required vs.
Recommended:
Recommended BMPS: “Management practices recommended in this document were developed in response to the greatly accelerated pace of fluid minerals leasing, permitting, and development in Wyoming, particularly on BLM-administered lands and minerals, to address the adverse effects we anticipate these activities will have on wildlife resources.” Pg. 2, 2004 version
Ownership: Ownership: Federal, State, Private “…development in Wyoming, particularly on BLM-administered lands and minerals, to address the adverse effects we anticipate these activities will have on wildlife resources. These recommendations are also applicable to other land and mineral ownerships, and to other similar developments.” pg. 2, 2004 version

Intermountain Oil & Gas
BMP