Citizen Issues and Opportunities Related to Bureau of Land Management Activities in the Farmington District Office, 2001

Old pipeline corridor not re-seeded and experiencing erosion


  • A social assessment of interests and issues in a disruptive setting with high frustration among residents regarding oil and gas development in the area.
  • Strong cultural support for the industry as it improved the standard of living in the region over several decades but impacts were not being addressed.
  • The widespread reliance on sub-contractors over time resulted in communication gaps between citizens and companies. The local language was, “We never get a call back.”
  • Significant reform of oil and gas development in the San Juan oil field through the Farmington District of BLM.

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