Garfield County EAB to hear Energy Master Plan
Ryan Summerlin February 5, 2014
A front range consultant will present the recently completed Energy Resources Inventory for Garfield County at the Feb. 6 Energy Advisory Board (EAB) meeting.
Erin Degutis, senior project manager for TRC Solutions, will deliver an overview of the inventory, which is part of Phase I of development of the Energy Master Plan for Garfield County.
The EAB meets from 5:30-8 p.m., at the Rifle Library, 207 East Ave. Dinner is provided for meeting attendees, and citizens are invited.
The program will focus on how the project collected publicly available digital information and developed maps of the data using geographic information systems.
“Garfield County possesses a variety of renewable and conventional energy resources,” said Degutis, “and they are in a landscape that is home to abundant wildlife, active recreation opportunities, agriculture and rural living.
“The energy resource maps will allow the county to identify the location of existing resources and develop policies that can direct development of energy resources in context to existing natural resources and regulatory constraints.”
Looking for board members
The EAB is looking for citizen representatives for the Una Bridge/Wallace Creek/Spring Creek area to serve at EAB monthly meetings. Interested county residents who reside in this area are encouraged to apply.
Details and the required application form are available online at garfield-county.com/oil-gas. The EAB reports to the Garfield County Commissioners and provides a forum for the public, the oil and gas industry, landowners and local government.