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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Cedar City Field Office
 
Release Date: 08/14/14
Contacts: Yanavey McCloskey , 435-865-3032  

BLM to Host Open House for Old Spanish Trail Plan


Cedar City, Utah—On Aug. 19, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-Utah Cedar City Field Office will host a public open house for an Old Spanish Trail recreation plan. The event takes place at the Southern Utah University (SUU) Gerald R. Sherratt Library (Room 002), from 2 p.m.– 5 p.m. 

Working in concert with the local chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association, Iron County Tourism, State Institutional Trust Land Administration and the BLM, the plan for a recreational trail that follows the historical Old Spanish Trail was designed by student interns from SUU and Utah State University.
 
The BLM interns will lead the open house discussion, describing to attendees the design plan and highlights of the trail system. “Helping build public land stewards by offering students internships and opportunities to assist with projects like the Old Spanish Trail recreation plan provides real-world experience and helps achieve land-use objectives” said Dave Jacobson, BLM recreation planner.
 
The trail design includes information kiosks, trailheads, and motorized and non-motorized routes. The trail also features a stop at a soon to be constructed Old Spanish Trail Museum in the City of Enoch. The trail extends 80 miles from Circleville to Enterprise.

For additional project-specific information, please contact Dave Jacobson at (435)865-3010. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours.



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, UT 84721  

Last updated: 08-14-2014