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Summer Field Program - August 6-11, 2007

Trip Summary - Participants - Evaluations - Photos

The Institute conducted a Government Field Program in August 2007 for selected audiences from the federal and state government.  The resource emphasis for the program was on energy, though attention was given to other mineral resources as well.  A wide range of energy resources was included and their respective strengths and weaknesses as contributors to the Nation’s future energy supply was addressed.

The 2007 Government Field Program began on Monday, August 6, at the Golden Hotel in Golden, Colorado.  The Program will conclude on Saturday, August 11, in Jackson, Wyoming.

At each site visited, participants were introduced to the geologic, technical, economic, environmental, social, institutional, and political aspects of energy and mineral production.


Monday, August 6

  • Kickoff  Breakfast -- Golden Hotel, Golden, Colorado
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colorado
  • CSM Edgar Mine, Idaho Springs , Colorado
  • Lodging - Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Tuesday, August 7
  • Tight Gas Sands Drilling Rig, Silt, Colorado
  • Energy Development Issue Discussion – Battlement Mesa, Colorado
  • Paraho Oil Shale Plant
  • Tour of Roan Plateau
  • Dinner and Lodging – Craig, Colorado
Wednesday, August 8
  • Trapper Coal Mine, Craig, Colorado
  • Tri-State Generating Station, Craig, Colorado
  • Dinner and Lodging – Vernal, Utah
Thursday, August 9
  • Tour Flaming Gorge Hydro-Electric Plant, Dutch John, Utah
  • FMC Wyoming Corporation and Solvay Chemical, Inc. Trona Mines, Green River, Wyoming
  • Dinner & Lodging – Rock Springs, Wyoming
Friday, August 10
  • Tight Gas Sands Operations – Jonah Field and Pinedale Anticline, Wyoming
  • Dinner & Lodging - Jackson Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park
Saturday, August 11
  • Field Program Wrap-Up Session
  • Departure for airport at Jackson, Wyoming and return by bus to Golden

EMFI Field Guide Articles for participants to read in advance of trip: