Public Lands

Bureau of Land Management seeks nominations to fill advisory committee vacancies for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations for the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committees to fill...
Gary Torres recently received the 2021 Outstanding Public Lands Professional Award from The Public Lands Foundation.  Torres has served in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for more than 30 years. He currently serves as the Manager of the Canyon Country District of the BLM, which covers millions...
A Utah environmental regulatory agency is preparing a request to the federal government to allow a mine to inject diluted sulfuric acid solutions into a San Juan County aquifer.   If approved, the Utah Division of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) aquifer exemption request to the federal Environmental...
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) fire personnel have completed the initial restoration work for the Pack Creek Fire on all 131 acres of BLM-managed lands impacted by the fire.   The fire restoration project incorporated the application of native seeds to help stabilize soil and protect the area from...
Visitors to Rainbow Bridge National Monument are advised that access from Lake Powell will become significantly more difficult until further notice, due to lowering lake levels and mud and debris from rain events.  Effective immediately, there will no longer be dock access to the shoreline. The...
The Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum’s “New to the Edge” exhibit features several new pottery vessels, including two that apparently hail from the Edge of the Cedars Pueblo itself. A recent donor, a local youth in the early 1960s, returned two vessels that were recovered from the site years...
The Utah Permanent Community Impact Board (CIB) approved a $1 million grant and a $258,000 low-interest loan for the City of Monticello at the October 7 CIB meeting. The funds will be used to purchase water rights in the Spring Creek drainage for up to 1,570.4 acre-feet of water.  The current...
President Joseph Biden signed an executive order restoring the Bears Ears National Monument to its original designated size on Friday, October 8.  President Biden’s designation places the monument at 1.36 million acres, after the addition of 11,200 acres that President Trump added to the monument...
view near the Bears Ears buttes, photo by: Spencer Gosney
President Joseph Biden will sign an executive order restoring the Bears Ears National Monument to its original designated size on Friday, October 8.   President Biden’s designation places the monument at 1.36 million acres, after the addition of 11,200 acres that President Trump added to the...
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is recommending that President Joe Biden restore Bears Ears National Monument to its original size, according to a June 14 report in the Washington Post. The original boundaries of the monument totaled 1.35 million acres – all in San Juan County – when it was...

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