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Background Documents

Preparation Plan for the RMP

Pre-Plan (271 KB)

Notice of Intent to Prepare RMP

Notice of Intent (40 KB)  

Scoping Summary

This report summarizes the public input received at the beginning of the planning process.

Scoping Summary (506 KB)

 


Fisher TowersAnalysis of Management Situation (AMS)

This report describes the current conditions and trends of resources and uses in the planning area

     Cover Page (143 KB)
     Table of Contents (142 KB)
     Chapter 1 - Introduction (162 KB)
     Chapter 2 - Air Quality (747 KB)
     Chapter 3 - Cultural Resources(315 KB)
     Chapter 4 - Fire Management (143 KB)
     Chapter 5 - Hazardous Materials (159 KB)
     Chapter 6 - Lands and Realty (246 KB)
     Chapter 7 - Grazing and Domestic Livestock (255 KB)
     Chapter 8 - Minerals and Geology (127 KB)
     Chapter 9 - Paleontology (200 KB)
     Chapter 10 - Recreation (266 KB)
     Chapter 11 - Riparian Resources (309 KB)
     Chapter 12 - Vegetation (194 KB)
     Chapter 13 - Visual Resources (139 KB)
     Chapter 14 - Watershed and Soils (238 KB)
     Chapter 15 - Wilderness (113 KB)
     Chapter 16 - Wildlife (2 MB)
     Chapter 17 - Wild and Scenic Rivers (183 KB)
     Chapter 18 - Woodland and Timber Resources (133 KB)

AMS Maps

     AMS Maps 1-1 to 12-1 (19.12 MB)
     AMS Maps 13-1 to 15-3 (5.2 MB)
     AMS Maps 16-1 to 18-1 (22 MB) 

 AMS Appendices

     VRM Inventory Classes (54 KB)

Socioeconomic Baseline Reports

     Socioeconomic Baseline Report for Grand County (433 KB)

     Socioeconomic Baseline Report for San Juan County (1.3 MB)


Dubinky WellMineral Potential Report

     Moab Field Office Mineral Potential Report (1.1 MB) 

Mineral Potential Report Maps 

     Maps 1-5 (2.6 MB)
     Maps 6-10 (5.5 MB)
     Maps 11-15 (4.5 MB)
     Maps 16-20 (2.8 MB)
     Maps 21-26 (3.1 MB) 

Reasonable Foreseeable Development Scenario for Oil and Gas

Moab Field Office Reasonable Foreseeable Development Scenario for Oil and Gas (4.5 MB) 


Wild and Scenic Rivers Review Eligibility Determination

 

Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) Evaluation


Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas

The Moab Field Office has one designated wilderness area (Black Ridge Wilderness Area) totalling 5,200 acres.

There are 11 Wilderness Study Areas (WSA) totalling 349,824 acres in the Moab Field Office.

Please click here for a link to Chapter 15A of the AMS for more information about the Wilderness Area and WSAs.


Non WSA Lands with Wilderness Characteristics Review Findings

1999 Utah Wilderness Inventory and 2003 Revision
The 1999 Utah Wilderness Inventory was conducted by the Bureau of Land Management between 1996 and 1999 to determine whether certain public lands in Utah possess wilderness characteristics.  As a result of public comment and subsequent internal review of inventory files and field evaluations, adjustments were made to the boundaries of wilderness character areas identified in the 1999 inventory. For information about these adjustments please click on the 2003 Revision.  This process identified 22 areas totalling 191,206 acres as having wilderness characteristics

2007 Non WSA Lands with Wilderness Characteristics
During the preparation of this draft RMP, additional analyses of non WSA lands with wilderness characteristics were completed in response to scoping. Twenty five areas were evaluated. Eighteen areas totalling 75,279 acres were found to possess wilderness characteristics. Review findings for all 25 areas are available below.

Please click here for a link to Chapter 15B of the AMS for background information.

Colorado River from Dome PlateauArches Adjacent (538 KB)
Beaver Creek (487 KB)
Behind the Rocks (120 KB)
Big Triangle (270 KB)
Coyote Wash (265 KB)
Dead Horse Cliffs (198 KB)
Diamond Canyon (596 KB)
Dome Plateau (486 KB)
Duma Point (314 KB)
Fisher Towers (144 KB)
Goldbar (274 KB)
Gooseneck (132 KB)
Hatch/Lockhart/Harts (2 MB)
Hells Hole (106 KB)
Hideout Canyon (167 KB)
Horsethief Point (400 KB)
Labyrinth Canyon (714 KB)
Mary Jane Canyon (286 KB)
Mexico Point (225 KB)
Mill Creek (119 KB)
Morning Glory (199 KB)
Porcupine Rim (307 KB)
Renegade Point (161 KB)
Westwater Canyon (254 KB)
Yellow Bird (243 KB) 

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