U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Utah State Office
|Release Date: 05/04/12|
Secretary Salazar to Dedicate National Conservation Areas in Southern Utah
On Monday, May 7, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey will host a dedication ceremony for the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas – welcoming members of the public as well as state, local and tribal officials to highlight the economic benefits of outdoor recreation and locally-supported conservation initiatives for communities in southern Utah.
The new national conservation areas are part of BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS), which contains approximately 27 million acres of the West’s most spectacular landscapes. The ceremony program will also feature a performance by the Shivwitz Band of Paiute youth dancers and a blessing from an Elder from the Shivwitz Band of Paiute.
The event is free and will be open to the public. The ceremony will take place at the Tuacahn Amphitheater in Ivins, Utah, with the stunning Red Mountain Wilderness as a backdrop.
WHO: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
BLM Director Bob Abbey
State, Local and Tribal Officials
WHAT: Dedication ceremony for Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas as part of the NLCS
WHEN: Monday, May 7, 2012, 3:30 p.m.,
WHERE: Tuacahn Amphitheater, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, Utah 84738
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 multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
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|Last updated: 05-04-2012|
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