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High Fire Danger Prompts Fire Restrictions

Current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with extremely dry conditions and heavy loading of vegetation have created hazardous fire conditions. When visiting America's Public Lands this holiday season, please leave your fireworks, guns, and exploding targets at home.

Campfires are only permitted in permanently constructed cement or metal fire pits provided in developed campgrounds and picnic areas at this time. Smoking is only permitted in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or stopped in an area that is paved, barren or cleared to mineral soil. See press release for more info.

BLM Initiates Master Leasing Plan Process for the San Rafael Desert

The public is invited to participate in the San Rafael Desert Master Leasing Plan (MLP) process. The MLP will serve as a roadmap to guide the orderly development of oil and gas resources in the area, while also providing protections for important conservation areas in southeastern Utah. The MLP will focus on about 525,000 acres in Emery and Wayne Counties, and could result in amendments to two resource management plans, or land use plans, governing BLM-managed public lands in the region. The scoping period begins on May 19 and runs through July 1, 2016. Learn More

New GeoPDF Recreation Maps Available!

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is excited to release original maps created to highlight recreation opportunities on public lands across Utah.  This suite of maps will provide information on hiking trails, mountain bike trails, auto-tours, OHV trails, and more.  Use these tools for your next adventure! Map Library

BLM-Utah, Tread Lightly! and Partners Launch "Respect and Protect" Educational Campaign 


The campaign aims to eliminate the looting and vandalism of archaeological, paleontological and natural resources on public lands in Utah through education and stewardship. Visit the Respect and Protect webpage and view our video to learn more.

Join the Conversation. Share how you #RespectandProtect America's historic and prehistoric heritage on social media!

Reward Offered for Information on Archaeological Resource Vandalism

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-Utah and the non-profit Friends of Cedar Mesa have established an innovative partnership to combat the theft, vandalism, and damage of archaeological resources on public lands.

Under this collaborative effort, the Friends of Cedar Mesa is offering a standing reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the successful prosecution of anyone who loots, vandalizes, or causes other serious damage to archaeological sites, including those on BLM-managed lands.  Additionally, the BLM will offer rewards, in cooperation with Friends of Cedar Mesa, as cases are reported on BLM-managed lands.

Anyone with information about such crimes is encouraged to call 1-800-722-3998.  BLM-Utah’s Office of Law Enforcement and Security will investigate legitimate tips and serious incidents occurring on BLM-administered lands, and will share information with other entities when the crimes occur within their jurisdictions.

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What is Wilderness

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The BLM manages nearly 22.9 million acres of public lands in Utah, representing about 42 percent of the state. Located mostly in western and southeastern Utah, these lands are varied, ranging from rolling uplands to sprawling desert lowlands. Utah’s public lands feature some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, from the snow-capped peaks of remote mountain ranges to colorful red-rock canyons.

The BLM’s first national monument is also located on public lands in Utah. Situated in beautiful red-rock country, the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument encompasses nearly 1.9 million acres in the south-central part of the state. The area offers a unique combination of archaeological, historical, paleontological, geological, and biological resources.

BLM Utah manages public lands for a variety of uses. These lands not only provide minerals, energy, and livestock forage, but also natural, historical and cultural resources that the agency is charged with protecting. In addition, Utah’s public lands offer incomparable opportunities to experience solitude and enjoy outdoor recreation. 

Bureau of Land Management
Utah State Office
440 West 200 South, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1345
Phone: (801) 539-4001
TDD: 1-800-877-8339
Fax: (801) 539-4237