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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
West Desert District Office
 
Release Date: 05/29/13
Contacts: Masako Wright , 801-977-4300  

Lee's Canyon Road Reopened for Motorized Use


The Bureau of Land Management Salt Lake Field Office reopened Lee’s Canyon Road to motorized use on Sat. May 25.  The temporary closure was placed in effect on April 5 to protect crucial raptor nesting in Lee’s Canyon. 
 
“We regret to announce that the raptor nest in the Lee’s Canyon failed due to unknown causes” said Brad Washa, Salt Lake Field Office Manager.  “I’d like to thank the public for their cooperation and support during this crucial time.”
 
In order to protect the raptor nests, locked gates were installed on both the east and west side of Lee's Canyon.  Those gates have been opened, and the closure signs have been removed.
 
During the closure, Hasting's Pass Road, the canyon to the south of Lee's Canyon, remained open to provide an alternate route to the public to travel across the Cedar Mountains. The Lee’s Canyon road is located along the Cedar Mountain Wilderness boundary in Tooele County, Utah.

For more information, contact Masako Wright 801-977-4300.

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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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West Desert District Office   2370 South 2300 West      Salt Lake City, UT 84119  

Last updated: 05-29-2013