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Area around P.R. Springs Temporarily Closed

Closure reduces potential for human-bear conflicts

Vernal, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-Utah Vernal Field Office today announced the temporary closure to overnight camping of selected public lands near the P.R. Springs developed camping site in eastern Utah.  The temporary closure will provide for public health and safety due to serious concerns noted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources regarding the potential for human-bear conflicts in the area.
The closure will remain in effect until Aug. 13, 2014.  During that time, public lands within and adjacent to the P.R. springs developed camping site will be closed to overnight camping.  The area affected by this closure is approximately a five-mile radius around the camping site.  While the temporary closure is in effect, the area will be open to day-use between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.
A closure notice and map of the closure area will be posted at the BLM-Utah Vernal Field Office, 170 South 500 East, Vernal , Utah.  Signs will also be posted on roads leading into the lands affected by the closure.
For additional closure-specific information, please contact Michelle Brown at (435)781-4400. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours.

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency.  This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska.  The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.  The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield.  In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands. 
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The Vernal Field Office is located in the northeast corner of Utah and administers lands within Daggett, Duchesne and Uintah Counties, plus a small portion of Grand County. The BLM also has Native American Trust responsibilities for Northern Ute Tribal and allotted mineral trust lands located within these counties. The area includes the south slope of the Uinta Mountains, the Uinta Basin, and the Book Cliffs region.


The management area is bounded on the west by the Wasatch Mountains and on the east by the Douglas Creek Arch in Colorado. There are approximately 7,325,500 acres within the boundary, of which 1,725,500 acres are BLM-managed surface lands. The Vernal Field Office administers energy related mineral activities on 3.8 million acres of Federal mineral lands (includes 1.3 million acres of National Forest Service lands) and post lease mineral operations on Indian trust mineral lands.


The VFO also offers a great variety of recreational activities; such as mountain biking, hiking, hunting and fishing. For more information, please click on "What We Do" and the Recreation link.

Bureau of Land Management
Vernal Field Office
170 South 500 East
Vernal, UT 84078
Phone: (435) 781-4400
Fax: (435) 781-4410