In The Spotlight
BLM Partners with Local Businesses and Organizations to Celebrate Migratory Birds!
Celebrate migratory birds with family and friends at the International Migratory Bird Day Festival on May 11 from 9 am to 1 pm, at the West Canyon Park in Cedar City. Hosted by the BLM Cedar City Office, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Zion National Park, Southern Utah University, The Grind and Home Depot; this annual event marks the return of migratory birds to Southern Utah with informational booths, activities and exhibits.
Special this year, organizers are preparing an interactive bird banding demonstration to begin promptly at 9 am. Bird banding illustrates the process of tagging birds for identification. This provides great information for biologist on specific bird species. In addition to the bird banding demonstration, there will be a bird hike and identification activity, along with a Merit Badge Counselor to assist boy scouts with their Bird Study Merit Badge.
Leading up to the event, individuals are invited to participate in a Poster and Photo Contest. Winners of the contest will be announced at the Festival.
The rules are simple:
- One entry per person in each category
- Poster Contest: K-3rd Grade and 4th- 6th Grade
- Photo Contest: Original amateur or professional photos
- Include name with contact information, and category with each entry
- Submit entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or BLM Cedar City Office, 176 East DL Sargent Drive, Cedar City, UT 84721
Submissions will be accepted until May 1, 2013. For more information, please contact by phone 435-865-3065 or email email@example.com
Cedar City Field Office Resource Management Plan
The Cedar City Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a new Resource Management Plan (RMP) on public lands manage in Iron and Beaver counties, Utah.The document will guide management of natural resources, activities and uses on public lands during the next 15-20 years. The BLM recognizes the importance and value of the public’s input during the planning process and encourages citizens who have an interest in the public lands in Iron and Beaver counties to submit their issues, concerns, and information.
For more information about the RMP process Click Here.
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Public lands within the Cedar City Field Office naturally lend to a variety of rich outdoor experiences. These awe-inspiring landscapes include opportunities like designated hiking trails, a rich cultural and historical legacy, Wildreness Study Area's, and wildlife viewing.
Welcome to the Cedar City Field Office, Bureau of Land Management
The Cedar City Field Office (CCFO) is located in southwest Utah in the Great Basin region. Characterized by vast acres of sagebrush and pinyon-juniper clad foothills, the region offers a variety of landscapes ranging from salt desert shrub flats to high mountains with riparian, aspen, and bristlecone pine communities. Principal mountain ranges are the Minerals, the Wah Wahs, and the Indian Peak ranges. The Field office is home to a variety of species including the greater sage grouse, the Utah prairie dog, the Southwest Desert Elk Herd, and the Sulphur Wild Horse Herd - a breed of horse noted by its distinct markings and Spanish genetics.
The Field Office is generally quite remote and offers a wide variety of dispersed recreation. The Parowan Gap, a deep, narrow gorge west of Summit, Utah, is renowned as a site of great importance to the Paiute Indians and others for many reasons, including the Fremont era petroglyphs etched on the canyon walls. The Cedar City Field Office manages approximately 2.2 million acres of public lands. In addition, the Cedar City office lends support services to other Southern Utah field offices in program areas including fire, Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation (ESR) fuels treatments and a host of other functions.
Bureau of Land Management
Cedar City Field Office
176 East DL Sargent Drive
Cedar City, Utah 84721
Phone: (435) 865-3000
Fax: (435) 865-3053