Public Lands

Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is visiting San Juan County this week to take a first-hand look at the Bears Ears National Monument. Haaland will arrive in Utah midweek and tour the national monument. At some point following the visit, Haaland will release a report to President Joe...
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland will visit San Juan County in coming days to take a first-hand look at Bears Ears National Monument. Details of the Secretary’s visit were still not released at the press deadline, but the visit is planned to take place in the month of April. Haaland was approved as...
Photo of the Bears Ears by Bob Wick courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management
Utah House Bill 341 passed out of the Utah State House of Representatives in February and the Utah State Senate on March 3. The bill creates an advisory committee to help explore the feasibility, location, functions, and other important matters surrounding the creation of a visitor center in or...
In one of his first acts as President of the United States, Joe Biden issued an executive order directing the Department of the Interior to review the boundaries and conditions of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. Bears Ears, in San Juan County, was designated by...
In one of his first acts as President of the United States, Joe Biden has issued an executive order directing the Department of the Interior to review the boundaries and conditions of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. Bears Ears, in San Juan County, was designated by...
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is pleased to announce Amber Denton Johnson is the field manager for the Monticello Field Office in the Canyon Country District. Over the past year, Amber served in a temporary assignment as the Acting Monticello Field Manager but assumed the position...
The San Juan County Commission has signaled their intent to continue efforts to restore Bears Ears National Monument to its original size. At the December 1 commission meeting, Commissioners Willie Grayeyes and Kenneth Maryboy voted to send a letter to President-elect Joe Biden asking his...
On November 18, the Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau was working with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to conduct a count of big horn sheep in a portion of San Juan County. While on this mission, they spotted an unusual object and landed nearby to investigate further. The crew...
Image of a pick-up truck with decals reading San Juan County sheriff department. Truck sits in front of the public safety building in Monticello, Utah
San Juan County Commission signed a resolution stating their support of county law enforcement at the August 4 meeting held remotely. The resolution publicly salutes the Sheriff’s department and was passed unanimously. Commission Chair Kenneth Maryboy shared his thoughts on the resolution. “I think...
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has selected Gary Torres as the permanent Canyon Country District Manager. The Canyon Country District, comprised of the Moab and Monticello field offices, manages 3.6 million surface acres providing opportunities for recreation, livestock grazing, mineral...

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