Livestock Grazing Monument Management Plan Amendment and Associated Environmental Impact Statement
Welcome to the website for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) Management Plan Amendment (MMP-A) for Livestock Grazing. We hope this website will provide useful information on the Monument Management Plan Amendment process and inform you how to be involved in the process. We appreciate your participation and look forward to continuing our work together.
If you have any ideas, comments, or issues you'd like to tell us about, please send your comments to BLM_UT_GS_EIS@blm.gov or view the contact page.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is embarking on a process to amend the GSENM Management Plan to provide direction for livestock grazing. As part of the plan amendment process, the GSENM will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). At the end of the process, the BLM will make land-use level decisions associated with livestock grazing and amend the Monument Management.
Where are we in the process? Click for details
The BLM is preparing this Plan Amendment because the existing land use plans that provide land-use level decisions for livestock grazing were completed in 1981 and are outdated. The Monument Management Plan (MMP) that became effective in February 2000 did not address most of the prior livestock grazing decisions. This Plan Amendment will allow the integration of livestock and rangeland management with the other resources in the MMP.
The planning area consists of about 2.1 million acres of land which includes lands in the GSENM and non-monument lands administered by GSENM. The GSENM administers livestock grazing on lands managed by the National Park Service (NPS) within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (GCNRA) as well as lands within BLM’s Kanab and Arizona Strip Field Offices through intra-agency agreements. These lands occur in Kane and Garfield Counties, Utah and a small area in Coconino County, Arizona.
The NPS Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is cooperating in the preparation of this plan amendment. The NPS will also be making a decision for GCNRA lands consistent with that area’s enabling legislation (Public Law 92-593).
GSENM Invites the Public to Participate in Socioeconomic Workshops Jan 15, 16 & 17. Click for details
Scoping Materials made available to the Public at the December 2013 meetings.
Public Scoping Meetings on GSENM Livestock Management slated for Dec 10, 11 & 12. Click for details
November 2013 Scoping Newsletter is published. Click for details
Notice of Intent posted to Federal Register Public Inspection Website November 1. Click for details
The Notice of Intent will be published in the Federal Register on November 4. Public scoping meetings are planned for Kanab (December 10), Escalante (December 11) and Salt Lake City (December 12). Click for details
GSENM is holding several land health workshops to explain how we collect and utilize range data. Workshops will be held on November 7, 9, 14, and 16. Click for details