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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Color Country District Office
 
Release Date: 01/17/14
Contacts: Nick Howell , (435)865-3026  
  Paul Briggs , (435)865-3002  

BLM Partnership Restores Landscape in Kane County


Kanab, Utah—Beginning Jan. 20, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Color Country District will implement a 2,146-acre cooperative project with the Utah Partners for Conservation and Development (UPCD). This statewide consortium of local sportsmen groups, landowners, and other state and federal partners will work to enhance public lands located west of Highway 89 and north of Hancock Road near Kanab, UT.
 
The project improves watershed conditions, restores mule deer habitat, and reduces hazardous fuels for enhanced wildfire protection. Operations begin with aerial seeding to increase the presence of vegetation designed to meet landscape objectives. This is followed by removal of pinyon and juniper using “bullhogs,” also known as mechanical shredders. The project is scheduled to be completed May 2014.
 
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.
  

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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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Last updated: 01-17-2014