Exploring Wyoming’s Natural Resources: Energy Production on Public Lands

May. 24, 2016 , 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2016 WIR Conference

MOBILE WORKSHOP (Pre-Registration Required)

A comfortable and scenic bus ride through the Bridger-Teton National Forest along the famous Snake and Hoback Rivers will bring you to Teton County’s neighbor to the south, Sublette County, Wyoming. In addition to breathtaking views of the Wind River and Wyoming Range mountains, Sublette County is home to the largest public lands oil and gas field in the United States. Combined, the Jonah Field and the Pinedale Anticline boast an estimated 50 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves. On this tour you will see massive scale energy production on public lands up close, and the just as massive effort to minimize the impacts of that development. Industry and county officials will brief you on how this production can successfully coexist with the abundant wildlife in Sublette County, and how the County has partnered with industry and the state to dramatically reduce ozone causing emissions. You may even see some of Wyoming’s wildlife crossing one of Sublette County’s wildlife overpasses.

Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress to be outside.