Explore energy potential, development, and critical natural resource distribution in southwestern Wyoming using this collection of interactive maps.
This map displays data from Digital Representation of Oil and Natural Gas Well Pad Scars in Southwest Wyoming—2012 Update, produced by Steven L. Garman and Jamie L. McBeth, available at http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds934. The recent proliferation of oil and natural gas energy development in the Greater Green River Basin of southwest Wyoming has accentuated the need to understand wildlife responses to this development. The location and extent of surface disturbance that is created by oil and natural gas well pad scars are key pieces of information used to assess the effects of energy infrastructure on wildlife populations and habitat.
The data layers displayed in this map are a subset of the data in USGS Data Series 843, Energy Map of Southwestern Wyoming, Part B—Oil and Gas, Oil Shale, Uranium, and Solar (2014), available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/843/. Two sets of data layers were selected, containing oil and gas well data and uranium data. The oil and gas well data layers were developed to provide a historical perspective of drilling activity for the WLCI. These data originated from the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and were processed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The uranium data layers display records from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS) that relate to uranium resources in the WLCI study area.
This map displays a subset of data layers from the publication Energy Map of Southwestern Wyoming, Part A - Coal and Wind, produced by Laura R. H. Biewick (USGS) and Nicholas R. Jones (Wyoming State Geological Survey), available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/683/. The publication contains over 100 spatial data layers focusing on wind and coal energy production, and includes information about coal mines and coal geology.