In The Spotlight
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Canyon Country District, including the Moab and the Monticello Field Offices, will utilize the ePlanning system for all new National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) projects initiated after May 18, 2015. ePlanning is the BLM’s national register for NEPA documents and will replace the Utah Environmental Notification Bulletin Board (ENBB) over time. NEPA projects that were initiated prior to May 18, 2015 that are currently listed on Utah's ENBB will remain on the ENBB. The ePlanning system can be accessed at:
BLM Seeks Public Comment on Proposed February 2016 Competitive Oil and Gas Lease Sale
The BLM Canyon Country District is seeking public input on parcels nominated for the February 2016 Competitive Oil and Gas Lease Sale. Following the public scoping period which ends on June 27, 2015, the BLM will prepare an environmental assessment to analyze potential impacts associated with leasing the nominated parcels. The public is encouraged to provide comments to help the BLM identify relevant issues that will influence the scope of the analysis and guide the development process for the environmental assessment.
BLM Seeks Comment on Blanding East Fuels Reduction and Watershed/Vegetation Restoration Project
The BLM Monticello Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assesment (EA) analyzing a proposed fuels reduction project east and notheast of Blanding, Utah. The phased, multi-year project would use a variety of techniques, including prescribed fire to thin dense stands of pinyon and juniper on approximately 2,460 acres. Fuels reduction in the project area would improve fire resilience, create a fuel break, and revitalize the landscape.
The EA is available for review and public comment on the BLM Utah Environmental Notification Bulletin Board at: https://www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/index.php (search for project name “Blanding East”). Written comments must be received by 6/25/15. A project description is available at the link below.
Blanding East Fuels Reduction Project
Seasonal Climbing Closures in Effect at Indian Creek
The BLM Monticello Field Office has closed the following walls to climbing from May 26th to August 31st to protect nesting raptors and their young. Thank you for your help in protecting our natural resources.
- Public Service
- Cat Wall
- Slug Wall
- Reservoir Wall
- The Wall
- 75 Cairns
Volunteers Build Memorial Toilet To Honor Climber
Volunteers paid for and participated in the construction of a memorial toilet in Indian Creek on November 1st. The toilet was bulit in memory of Kevin Volkening, an avid rock climber and employee at Black Diamond Equipment.
Recreation Permit & General Info
*Land Based 435-587-1510
*Recreation permits can only be issued through the above numbers (8am-noon only)
Firewood Permit Information
All wood permits must be bought in person at the Monticello Field Office. No online or mailed permits are being accepted.
The Monticello Field Office is located in the southeast corner of Utah and is part of the Colorado Plateau region. Dominating the landscape near Monticello are the Abajo Mountains, BLM land surrounds this huge monolith.
South of the Abajos is the Comb Ridge Monocline, a major crustal uplift about 80 miles in length. Nearby this major uplift is Grand Gulch, which cuts a serpentine swath through Cedar Mesa.
The Ancestral Puebloans left a legacy that includes hundreds of cliff dwellings and thousands of pictographs and petroglyphs. Muley Point Overlook sits on a high rim of Cedar Mesa and offers sweeping panoramic view across Monument Valley and the San Juan River country far below.
Monticello Field Office
365 North Main Street
Monticello, Utah 84535