Planning

Managing approximately 23 million surface acres of public land, BLM-Utah realizes public involvement in our management strategies is critical. Planning emphasizes a collaborative environment in which local, State, and Tribal governments, as well as the public, user groups, and industry work with the BLM to identify appropriate multiple uses of the public lands.

The land-use planning process allows for extensive public involvement and provides a blueprint of how the public land should be managed. BLM Utah’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the public land, and land-use planning is vital to our mission.

New Plans, Plan Revisions and Plan Ammendments

Cedar City Resource Management Plan

The Cedar City Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a new Resource Management Plan (RMP) on public lands they manage in Iron and Beaver counties, Utah. The RMP will be the basic document that will guide management of natural resources, activities and uses on the public lands during the next 15-20 years. The new RMP will address issues and concerns identified by the public as well as other government agencies.
In response to the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 ( the Act), P.L.111-11., the St. George Field Office (SGFO) is preparing Resource Management Plans for the 63,500 acre Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area (NCA) and the 45,000 acre Red Cliffs NCA, on public lands in Washington County, Utah.
The St. George Field Office is also ammending the St. George RMP, approved in 1999, to designate additional Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) for the conservation of biological resources and natural communities and to evaluate the area designations for motorized off-highway vehicle (OHV) travel.

Moab and Monticello Field Offices, Utah, intend to prepare a Master Leasing Plan (MLP), amendments to the 2008 Moab and Monticello Resource Management Plans (RMPs), and a single environmental impact statement (EIS) to consider leasing for oil and gas and potash on about 783,000 acres of public lands.

Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Plan Amendments

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Grazing Plan Amendment

Gunnison Sage-Grouse Rangewide Plan Amendments


Existing Plans

Availability of BLM Utah Land Use Plans (LUPs). Many of the past published documents which constitute our planning base are physically scarce, difficult to reproduce, and somewhat inaccessible to some staff and the public. In addition, the time devoted to and cost of reproducing documents can be substantial. Therefore, for your convenience, we have developed the following ways to make these documents available to you:

  • LUPs and some amendments to the plans; other plan amendments that may have been published can be obtained at each our BLM field offices.
  • Paper copies of the LUPs. The LUPs are available for public review during normal business days/hours (Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4 pm), at the BLM Utah State Office Information Access Center, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84145-0155, Phone: 801-539-4001. 
  • Copies are also available for public review at each of the BLM Field Offices.

UT CEDAR CITY FO

UT FILLMORE

UT Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

UT KANAB

UT 060 MOAB

UT 090 MONTICELLO

UT 070 PRICE 

UT 050 RICHFIELD

UT 045 ST. GEORGE

UT 020 SALT LAKE

UT 080 VERNAL


BLM Programmatic EIS

OTHER SCANNED DOCUMENTS:

UTAH FIRE MANAGEMENT PLANS

 


ACRONYMS:
ARMP –
Approved Resource Management Plan
DEIS – Draft Environmental Impact Statement
DO – District Office
DR – Decision Record
EA – Environmental Assessment

EIS – Environmental Impact Statement
FEIS – Final Environmental Impact Statement
FO – Field Office
MFP – Management Framework Plan
MSA – Management Situation Analysis
PA – Plan Amendment
PRMP – Proposed Resource Management Plan
RA – Resource Area
RMP – Resource Management Plan
ROD – Record of Decision
RPS – Rangeland Program Summary
WSA – Wilderness Study Area



Under Federal law, BLM Utah prepares land-use plans that serve as the basis for all activities occurring on BLM-managed lands.

As part of the Resource Management Plans (RMP), a supporting Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is prepared. Both the RMP and EIS are developed concurrently with a full range of public participation. Throughout the project, local interests and residents will have opportunities to participate and share their insights and comments.