Uinta Paleontological Associates, Inc. was established in 1992 as the parent organization for paleontological research and consulting performed by Company President Sue Ann Bilbey, Ph.D., Geologist and Paleontologist and Vice-President and Director of Field Operations Evan Hall.
SUE ANN BILBEY, PHD.,
Geologist and Paleontologist
Dr. Sue Ann Bilbey is a geologist and paleontologist with over 18 years experience managing environmental impact assessments.
has assisted a variety of firms in compliance procedures for Federal Energy Regulation Commission
(FERC), applications regarding paleontological resources as well as federal and state requirements for protection of paleontological resources (1906 Federal Antiquities Act, Historical Sites Act of 1935, National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976), and BLM Paleontology Resources Management Manual and Handbook H-8270-1 (revised 1998 - currently under revision 2007).
technical capabilities include field delineation of paleontologically sensitive formations and identification of significant vertebrate, invertebrate, and plant fossil localities, preparation of technical analyses of existing paleontological data, field surveys, paleontological sensitivity reports, design of monitoring and mitigation plans, and supervision of paleontological monitors during construction, and supervision of post-construction preparation and curation of fossil materials.
She has been the project manager (Chief Paleontologist) on six large FERC or interstate projects: Entrega/REX Gas Pipeline Project, Mid-America Rocky Mountain Expansion Pipeline, Northwest Pipeline Corporation Expansion I and II Projects, the NWP Dinosaur/ Dragon Trail Replacement Project, and Questar Corporation's Fidlar Station to Clay Basin Project.
In addition she
has done an acreage review of fossil resources for Dinosaur National Monument and the National Park Service
, a Colorado Interstate Gas Pipeline in Wyoming, Yankee Gulch American Soda Pipeline in Piceance Creek, CO
, a buried powerline project for Utah Power and Light, roads for Colorado and Utah Departments of Transportation
as well as numerous oil/gas well-site and small pipeline evaluations in Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming.
She is the President and principal investigator for Uinta Paleontological Associates.
currently holds BLM antiquities permits as applied to paleontology in Colorado and Wyoming.
In addition to holding a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Utah, she is certified as a Utah Professional Geologist (5535071-2250).
has coordinated many of these consulting and research projects with other professionals and keeps the academic community well advised of her
has presented her
resource management plan for paleontological resources as applied to construction impacts on federal lands to the National Park Service/Bureau
of Land Management Partners and Paleontology meetings.
The paleontological results from the NWP Expansion II project were presented at the Western Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists
meeting in Hagerman, Idaho.
In addition, she
has authored or co-authored numerous professional papers that have resulted from her
consulting and other professional geological and paleontological work.
has co-authored many professional paleontological articles as well as consulting reports with Dr. Bilbey
Within the professional paleontology community, he
has contributed significant time and money to numerous volunteer efforts - President and Vice President of the Uinta Basin Chapter of the Utah Friends of Paleontology as well as statewide President in 2003-4.
also participated in a Utah Museums Association
grant for the research and graphic presentation of the Utah Field House display - Vertebrate Paleontology in Utah - 150 years of Discovery.
Oldest true Ankylosaur in North America - 1996 (which was named for him and Bilbey
- Cedarpelta bilbeyhallorum)
Nearly complete Haplocanthosaurid Sauropod dinosaur skeleton.
is preparing a professional monograph on this discovery.