Bear Gulch Field and Gathering Line

Rio Blanco County, Colorado (2014)

Client: Ursa Operating Company and Alpine Archaeological Consultants.

Role: Rocky Mountain Paleo Solutions performed an existing data analysis and paleontological survey of the project area located in the Green River and Uinta formations in the Piceance Creek Basin in northwestern Colorado. Previously recorded fossil localities were re-evaluated, and newly recorded fossil localities were documented. The survey results were presented in a report prepared according to BLM specifications. Only one scientifically significant fossil locality, consisting of well preserved fossil leaves and insects, was documented. However, while the locality was located within the survey area boundary, it was situated outside of the project disturbance area, and was therefore not collected because it was not going to be impacted by surface disturbing actions.