In The Spotlight
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.