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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Utah State Office
 
Release Date: 06/26/14
Contacts: Joshua Relph , 435-259-2195  
  Brian Keating , 435-259-2194  

BLM Seeks Comment on Reduction of Hazardous Fuels near Price


Price, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah, Canyon Country Fire Zone and Price Field Office are seeking  comments on an environmental assessment (EA) analyzing the potential impacts of hazardous fuels reduction on 62,250 acres of public land east of Sunnyside, Utah, in the Range Creek area.
 
The proposed Range Creek fuels reduction and vegetation restoration project would thin pinyon-juniper stands, decadent sagebrush and treat invasive cheatgrass using a variety of treatments, including: mechanical shredding, hand thinning and piling, prescribed burning, herbicides, and biological control (grazing).  Additionally, re-seeding in some areas would support ecosystem health and improve wildlife habitat.  Reducing hazardous fuels will lessen the potential for high intensity wild fires in the Range Creek area.
 
An electronic copy of the EA can be found on the Environmental Notification Bulletin Board (ENBB) at: https://www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/index.php; search for project name “Range Creek.”
 
Written comments will be accepted by letter or email until July 26, 2014. Please note that the most useful comments are those that identify issues relevant to the proposed action or contain new technical or scientific information. 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 “Range Creek Fuels Project” when submitting comments.
 
Written comments should be mailed or emailed to:
 
Mail
Bureau of Land Management
Canyon Country District Office
Attention:  Fuels
82 E. Dogwood
Moab, UT 84532
 
Email
blm_ut_mb_comments@blm.gov
Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in any comments, be aware that the entire comment—including personal identifying information—may 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. 
 
For additional project-specific information, please call Joshua Relph, BLM-Utah Canyon Country Fire Zone Fuels Environmental Planner, at (435)259-2195 or Brian Keating, BLM-Utah Canyon Country Fire Zone Fuels Program Manager, at (435)259-2194.  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 for the above individuals. 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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Last updated: 06-30-2014