BLM seeks public comment on proposed Jackalope Wind Energy Project

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input to inform development of an environmental impact statement for the proposed Jackalope Wind Energy Project in Sweetwater County.

A BLM press release explained the project would include approximately 213 wind turbine generators and associated infrastructure, which would generate up to 600 megawatts of clean electricity - enough to power roughly 250,000 homes, according to the EPA Calculator.

Jackalope Wind, LLC, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, proposes to construct the commercial wind energy project on 293,100 acres of public and private lands, including approximately 166,100 acres of public lands managed by the BLM, and state lands managed by the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investment, according to the press release.

A 30-day scoping period began on March 16. Comments may be submitted by April 17 online via the "Participate Now" option at the BLM National NEPA Register or delivered to the BLM Rock Springs Field Office.

The BLM has schedule public scoping meetings to share information and gather public input at the beginning of April. One meeting will be in Rawlins on Tuesday, April 2. The second meeting will be in from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at the Holiday Inn in Rock Springs.

More information can be found at the BLM National NEPA Register. Those with questions can contact BLM Rock Springs Field Manager Kimberlee Foster at (307) 352-0201 or


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