The Bureau of Land Management will be hosting a public meeting and educational seminar to provide information on the National Historic Preservation Act, with discussion focusing on the agency's legal obligations with regard to tribal consultation during the oil and gas permitting process on public lands as well as split- estate.

According to the BLM, it's part of the agency's "commitment  review and streamline its business processes to serve its customers and the public better and faster."

From a release from the BLM:

"The BLM manages 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate nationwide, including roughly 58 million acres where the surface is privately owned. Policy directives give the BLM the authority and direction for administering the development of federal oil and natural gas resources beneath privately owned surface. Throughout the process, the BLM, the operator and the private surface owner have rights, responsibilities and opportunities. This meeting will be to discuss how tribal consultation fits into that process."

Bureau Of Land Management Public Meeting In Casper:

  • Thursday, October 26th, 9:00 am
  • At BLM Office, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper
  • Time will be allowed for questions.

The BLM says it "welcomes and values your diverse views." If you'd like more information, you can call (307) 261-7600.