Wyoming Reclamation and Restoration Center http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Sage Grouse Concerns Prompt Changes In Reclamation Regs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sage-grouse-concerns-prompt-changes-reclamation-regs <p>When energy development happens on public lands, companies have to reclaim the land. That means restoring the landscape after it’s been disturbed. But exactly what’s <em>required</em> varies from one part of the state to another. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports that agencies are making those rules more consistent, in hopes of helping keep sage grouse off the endangered species list.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:42:58 +0000 Willow Belden 53059 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sage Grouse Concerns Prompt Changes In Reclamation Regs Reclamation Center director urges more consistency from BLM http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/reclamation-center-director-urges-more-consistency-blm <p>The head of the Wyoming Reclamation and Restoration Center says regulations for reclamation on federal land are not consistent.</p><p></p><p>Pete Stahl says different BLM field offices across the state have different requirements for reclaiming land after energy development and are inconsistent in how they monitor reclamation. He says when the BLM is evaluating reclamation success, they sometimes compare the reclaimed site to just one small area of undisturbed land, which he says is not enough for a scientific comparison.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:57:24 +0000 Willow Belden 49823 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Reclamation Center director urges more consistency from BLM