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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Color Country District Office
 
Release Date: 08/26/14
Contacts: Nick Howell , 435-865-3026  
  Paul Briggs , 435-865-3002  

Rangeland Restoration Planned for West of Cedar City


CEDAR CITY, UTAH—Beginning September 1, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-Utah, Color Country District, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah Division of Forestry Fire and State Lands, in conjunction with Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative, will begin a 2,000-acre vegetation improvement project on public and selected private lands located west of Cedar City, east of the Swett Hills, and north of Highway 56.
 
The project will improve watershed conditions, increase mule deer habitat, and reduce hazardous fuels for community wildfire protection. The project will consist of aerial seeding desired grasses and forbs, followed by removal of pinyon and juniper and some shrub understory. The project is scheduled to be completed December 2014.
 
“This project is being supported and funded by a variety of private, state, and federal cooperators, including Mule Deer Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife,” said BLM Natural Resource Specialist Vicki Tyler. “Coordinating resources helps us to achieve multiple benefits, which may not be realized without our partners.
 
While the project is active, please adhere to safety signs surrounding the treatment area. For more information and/or to add your email address to our local information contact list, please contact Nick Howell at (435)865-3026 or Paul Briggs at (435)865-3002.


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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Color Country District Office   176 East DL Sargent Drive, Cedar City, UT 84721  

Last updated: 08-26-2014