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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Salt Lake Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/20/13
Contacts: Bruce Sillitoe, 801-977-4342    
  Renee Flanagan, 801-625-5872    

BLM and USFS Announces Informational Public Meeting


Changes Considered in Livestock Management
 
Salt Lake City, Utah – In 2011 the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Salt Lake Field Office received a proposal from the Rich County Commission and 29 permittees propose to change livestock management on federal, state and private lands in Rich and Cache counties, Utah. The proposal is identified as the Three Creeks Allotment Consolidation with federal lands are reviewed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and public scoping of the proposed action started in August 2011. 
Since that time, the proposed action has been refined and additional alternatives developed in response to internal agency review and public scoping. 
 
There will be an informational public meeting from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on June 3, 2013, at the Randolph Senior Citizen Center (5 North Main, Randolph, UT). A short presentation of the proposed action and alternatives will be made. Representatives from the BLM and USFS will be present to answer questions regarding the proposal and the NEPA process, including the Forest Service’s new objection process regulations. Specific written comments may be submitted at the public meeting and up to 15 days following the meeting. Copies of the issue statements and the alternatives developed for this project will be available at the public meeting. You may also obtain a copy online by visiting http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/uwcnf/landmanagement/projects.
 
An informational field tour will be conducted prior to the public meeting, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on June 3, 2013. Those interested in attending the field tour should meet at the Randolph Senior Citizen Center at 10:00 a.m. The tour will proceed onto the public grazing allotments. High clearance vehicles are recommended. Participants will be asked to carpool during the field tour to minimize the number of vehicles needed. Those attending the field tour should be prepared for inclement weather, field conditions, and should provide their own lunch and water. The field tour will end before the public meeting. 
 
For more information please contact Bruce Sillitoe, BLM Assistant Field Office Manager, at 801-977-4342 or Renee Flanagan, USFS Ogden District Manager, at 801-625-5872.


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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Last updated: 05-20-2013