Fortification Creek Monitoring Meeting Scheduled

The Bureau of Land Management Buffalo Field Office will host a Fortification Creek Planning Area Monitoring meeting on November 9 at 9 am at the BLM Buffalo Field Office.

As part of its Fortification Creek management, the Buffalo Field Office committed to an annual public meeting to discuss development and monitoring of performance standards. This year’s meeting according to a BLM news release will focus on reclamation efforts and the response of the elk herd and their habitat.

The Fortification Creek Planning Area is located in Campbell, Johnson and Sheridan counties, and encompasses over 100,000 acres. It is home to a resident elk herd, a Wilderness Study area, and has large areas of steep slopes and sensitive soils. Oil and gas companies have expressed interest in developing in the area. The Fortification Creek Planning Area management includes seven performance standards for elk protection and a reclamation standard that operators must meet in order to develop.