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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Utah State Office
 
Release Date: 11/06/12
Contacts: Sherry Foot, (801) 539-4195    

BLM Utah Statewide Recreation Resource Advisory Council Meeting


Salt Lake City – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Recreation Resource Advisory Council will host a conference call meeting on Nov. 19, 2012, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., MST, to discuss a Price Field Office recreational permitting system proposal.

The public is invited to attend the meeting in person or to listen in by telephone.  Those calling in should call 1-800-369-1890 and provide the passcode, “BLM.”  Those attending in person should come to the BLM Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, Monument Conference Room on the fifth floor.

In accordance with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the 15-member Utah Recreation Resource Advisory Council advises the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture, through the BLM and U.S. Forest Service, on the establishment and modification of recreational fees administered by these federal agencies in Utah.

The Price Field Office is proposing to convert its recreational permitting system for the Desolation and Gray Canyons on the Green River from a first-come-first-serve call-in reservation process to an on-line lottery reservation process on www.recreation.gov. Details of the proposal (Draft Business Plan for Desolation and Gray Canyons of the Green River) can be reviewed online at:http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/info/newsroom/2012/october/blm_price_field_office.html.

A public comment period will take place immediately following a presentation outlining the proposal.  Written comments may be sent to the Bureau of Land Management, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101. 

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.  BLM will not consider anonymous comments.  All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety. 

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours.  The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual.  You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

The meeting is open to the public; however, transportation, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the participating individuals. 

For further information contact Sherry Foot, Special Programs Coordinator, at (801) 539-4195.

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.  In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs.  The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends.  In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget.  The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

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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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Utah State Office   440 West 200 South, Suite 500      SLC, UT 84101-1345  

Last updated: 11-06-2012