In the Spotlight
Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy for Three Solar Energy Zones in Utah: Public Workshop April 19-20, 2016
The Bureau of Land Management is developing a Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy (SRMS) for three solar energy zones (SEZs) in Utah: Escalante Valley, Milford Flats South, and Wah Wah Valley. The BLM will host a public workshop on April 19th and 20th at:
Festival Hall, 105N 100E, Cedar City, UT 84720.
The BLM is developing this strategy to identify potential impacts of solar development in SEZs and appropriate mitigation measures to address these impacts, in particular through regional compensatory mitigation. SRMS development will be a public, stakeholder-driven process. This two-day workshop represents the beginning of that public process. A detailed agenda will be forthcoming. There will be additional opportunities to attend meetings and otherwise provide input as the SRMS is developed.
A project website has been created that will serve as a source of information regarding the status of the project and opportunities for public participation.
If you are planning to attend the public workshop, please email your RSVP to: BLM_UT_Solar_Mitigation@blm.gov. Please specifically indicate in your RSVP if you plan to attend the field visit as well.
Questions about the workshop can be directed to Elizabeth Burghard, Cedar City Field Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*PDF map of the BLM SEZs and the distribution of private land solar projects.