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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Cedar City Field Office
 
Release Date: 04/16/14
Contacts: Yanavey McCloskey, (435)865-3032    

BLM Seeks Comments on Recreational Trails near Cedar City


Cedar City, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Cedar City Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment, (EA) analyzing the proposal to create a sustainable recreational trail network that spans the Hurricane Cliffs from Paragonah to Shurtz Canyon a few miles south of Cedar City.
 
The EA evaluates the proposal and any potential impacts associated with development of the trail network. The proposal was developed through collaboration with federal and local partners, including the Cedar City Trails Committee.  The network would connect the Cedar City Master Trail Plan with lands administered by the BLM.
 
Additional information about the proposed action is included in the EA, which is available for public review and comment until April 30, 2014.  Hard copies of the EA are available for review at the BLM-UT Cedar City Field Office, 176 East D. L. Sargent Drive, Cedar City, Utah.  An electronic copy of the EA can also be found on the Environmental Notification Bulletin Board (ENBB) at:   https://www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/index.php; search for project name “Cedar City Recreation Trails.”
 
Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until April 30, 2014.  Please note that the most useful comments are those that contain new technical or scientific information relevant to the proposal.  Comments should be as specific as possible.  Comments which contain only opinions or preferences will not receive a formal response but may be considered in the BLM decision-making process.  Please reference “Cedar City Recreation Trails” when submitting comments.
 
Written comments can be mailed or emailed to the following:
 
Mail
Bureau of Land Management
Cedar City Field Office
Attention: Mitch Owens
176 East D. L. Sargent Drive
Cedar City, UT 84720

Email
mowens@blm.gov

Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in any comments, be aware that the entire commentincluding personal identifying informationmay be made publicly available at any time.  Requests to withhold personal identifying information from public review can be submitted, but the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.  The 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.
 
For additional event-specific information, please contact Mitch Owens at (435)865-3012.  Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question with 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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Cedar City Field Office   176 East D.L. Sargent Drive      Cedar City, Utah 84720  

Last updated: 04-17-2014